News & Updates

May, 10 2017

Bill will “kill jobs and stifle innovation” in industry, leaders say

 

St. Paul, MN (May 9, 2017) – The so-called “Jobs” and Energy Omnibus Bill (S.F.1937) “will choke Minnesota’s thriving clean energy sector,” said leaders of the state’s energy efficiency and clean energy industry.

“This bill will slam the brakes on growing Minnesota’s clean energy economy and throw it into reverse,” said Gregg Mast, executive...

April, 26 2017

Clean Energy Businesses Rally at State Capitol

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith Calls for Bipartisan Policies to Grow Clean Energy Jobs in Minnesota

 

St. Paul, MN (April 25, 2017) – More than 100 leaders of clean energy businesses in Minnesota rallied at the State Capitol today to demonstrate support for public policies that encourage energy efficiency and  renewable energy, such...

March, 28 2017

ST. PAUL – Tuesday, March 28 – A new report from The Solar Foundation shows that Minnesota is growing solar jobs at a rapid pace. Minnesota has 118 solar companies that support 2,872 jobs throughout the state – an increase of 232 percent over the past three years.

“Solar energy growth is a big bright spot in Minnesota’s energy economy,” said Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman, whose agency includes the state energy office. “Solar now creates jobs and drives business opportunities for...

March, 3 2017

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March 3, 2017

 

Minnesota a Clean Energy Leader
Sustainable Energy in America Factbook and Minnesota Factsheet Provide Insight Into Key Energy Trends Contributing to American Competitiveness

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – American consumers spent less than 4% of their total annual household spending on energy in 2016, the smallest share ever recorded by the U.S. government, a new study...

October, 12 2016

The pilot, part of the DOE National Laboratory Impact Initiative, aims to help small businesses by giving them access to expertise and tools at the national labs. The Small Business Voucher pilot funds projects in the areas of solar, geothermal, wind, water, fuel cells, advanced manufacturing, bioenergy, buildings and vehicles. The types of projects include prototyping, materials characterization, high performance computing, modeling and simulation, scaling to generate customer samples, performance...

September, 30 2016

Nina Axelson - CEEM Board Member recieves 40 Under 40 Award from Midwest Energy News

Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy.

Nina Axelson, VP of Public Relations, Ever-Green Energy oversees public affairs for Ever-Green Energy and its affiliates. Axelson’s role includes community energy planning and authoring studies, including reports for the Department of Energy...

September, 8 2016

Disputed and controversial board action leaves supporters of property rights, clean energy and predictable regulatory environment with major questions about propriety of board vote; Carver County taxpayers at risk of legal challenge.

(Chaska, MN) The Carver County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously, and without discussion, to reject a project designed to bring clean energy to rural Watertown Township. “I’m disappointed – in fact, I’m stunned at the lack of respect shown by the...

March, 22 2016

Minneapolis Saint Paul Business Journal
By: Katharine Grayson

A nonprofit that aims to promote and connect Minnesota's clean-tech and renewable energy companies launched Tuesday.

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) is led by Gregg Mast, who previously oversaw renewable energy initiatives at nonprofit BioBusiness Alliance of Minnesota, a group that later folded into Medical Alley.

"I was always being asked where to go and to get involved in the industry," Mast...

March, 22 2016

New business-led group credits Minnesota’s strong clean energy policies for growth of burgeoning sector

Lt. Gov. Smith, Commissioners Rothman & Sieben see bright future

MINNEAPOLIS (March 22, 2016) – More than 54,000 Minnesotans work in the state’s clean energy industry, according to a comprehensive analysis unveiled today by a clean energy impact investor, Clean Energy Trust. The report also projects that Minnesota’s clean energy workforce...