Who we are

At Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM), we provide the business voice for energy efficiency and clean energy in Minnesota. As an industry-led, nonprofit organization we promote the business case for energy efficiency and clean energy to drive innovation and expand market opportunities.

We are proud to call more than 40 businesses as members, ranging from start-up businesses to Fortune 100 and 500 corporations that employ thousands of Minnesotans across the state.

At CEEM, we work between the political aisle to foster partnerships among the private, public, and academic sectors to craft smart policies and build a clean energy future for all Minnesotans.

We believe that by proactively sharing information with the public and policymakers there will be an enhanced understanding of the vital economic contributions being made by our energy efficiency and clean energy industry in Minnesota.

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Brand values

  • We deliver the business voice of clean energy to Minnesota decision makers.
  • We are a trustworthy source of data-driven reporting about Minnesota’s clean energy marketplace.
  • We offer timely, accurate and informative education to amplify the growth of Minnesota’s clean energy economy.
  • We use an industry-led strategy to be the go-to source for clean energy business representation across Minnesota.

Meet our team

The CEEM team focuses on sharing stories and connecting the needs of energy efficiency and clean energy businesses with decision makers at all levels of government.

Board of directors

CEEM’s Board of Directors represents Minnesota’s diverse energy efficiency and clean energy business community.

Nina Axelson

Grid Catalyst

Jamie Borell

IPS Solar

Amy Dorsett

Trane, Inc.

Bradley Heitland

Mortenson

Holly Lahd

Facebook

Martin Morud

TruNorth Solar

Dan O’Neill

Northland Securities (Retired)

Steve Polski

Linn Grove Ventures

Dr. Tariq Samad

Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair at the Technological Leadership Institute at the University of Minnesota

Steven Webster

Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas (formerly)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Better. Together.

Building a clean energy future takes all of us.

At CEEM, we value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to delivering a clean energy economy that works for – and with – everyone. We create opportunities, programs, and policies that embrace different ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives. We take a welcoming and people-centered approach. We know that to advance our mission we must achieve results that strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are all in.

Learn about us

At CEEM, we are a group of highly skilled individuals with a shared passion — using the power of economics and storytelling to help educate Minnesotans about the benefits of building clean, reliable and affordable clean energy.

What we do

CEEM develops and supports public policies that promote the growth of clean energy jobs and the economic opportunities provided by clean, affordable and reliable energy.

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Our history

CEEM was founded in 2016 by business leaders in the state’s clean energy industry to fill a gap in the energy efficiency and clean energy policy space.

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