Minnesota and Kansas. Who is leading on renewable energy? You guessed wrong.

Bloomberg reports that, on behalf of a group of Governors from both red and blue states, Governor Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, wrote a letter to President Trump urging him to “support renewable energy, saying the wind and solar industries are crucial economic engines for impoverished rural regions.”

In Minnesota, Republican legislators are fast tracking a bill that allows Xcel energy to build an oversized natural gas plant in Becker, Minnesota. Because it is so large it squeezes out the need for wind and solar projects in rural Minnesota.

A commentary piece in the Star Tribune called it a “multi billion-dollar boondoggle.” As commentary noted, there is still time to stop this boondoggle.