A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Minnesota has introduced a bill to double the state’s renewable energy standard to 50 percent by 2030. In a release announcing the measure, Lt. Governor Tina Smith said the state is already on its way to surpassing the benchmark of 25 percent renewables by 2025. Currently, 21% of Minnesota’s electricity comes from renewables. If the bill passes, Minnesota would join California and New York for the third-most aggressive renewable energy standards in the nation. According to the Minnesota governor’s office, the state’s RES has created more than 15,000 clean energy jobs and contributes more than $1 billion in economic activity in Minnesota every year.