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Rep. Harry Niska recognized as 2023 Energy Champion

(RAMSEY, MN) – The Coalition for a Secure Energy Future (The Coalition) is announcing a series of “Energy Champion” awards to a group of Minnesota legislators. Recipients of the award have championed an all-of-the-above energy strategy for Minnesota to ensure that consumers and businesses have access to affordable and reliable electricity.

“The Coalition is proud to recognize Rep. Harry Niska’s leadership to ensure Minnesota families are protected from higher energy prices and our small businesses can thrive in global markets. said Luke Hellier, Director for the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future. “Rep. Niska has been a steadfast advocate for baseload sources of energy that provide grid stability and affordable prices.”

“Affordable and reliable energy is essential to our way of life, said Rep. Niska, and I will keep working to move Minnesota towards a more secure energy future for all Minnesota families.”

The award was presented to Rep. Niska by Jonathan Fortner of the Lignite Energy Council.

The Coalition was founded in 2014 to enhance, preserve, and protect our diverse set of energy resources, including coal-based electricity, to ensure a continued affordable and reliable energy supply for families and businesses in Minnesota. Learn more at



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