From how Minnesota is addressing solar panel recycling, to guest blogs about recent technological innovations or interesting partnerships with tribal communities, we bring you the latest on all things energy efficiency and clean energy in Minnesota.

Introducing Chandra Her - Policy Associate

August 18, 2022

Hi everyone, my name is Chandra Her and I am joining the CEEM team as the Policy Associate for Government Affairs. I’m thrilled to be joining CEEM as my first job post-grad. I can’t wait to be a part of the awesome work CEEM does.

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What the Inflation Reduction Act means for Minnesota’s clean energy future

August 12, 2022

The combined investments in the $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act puts the U.S. on a path to roughly 40% emissions reduction by 2030, and represents the single biggest climate investment in U.S. history, by far.

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Top 5 things to know about summer brownouts

August 2, 2022

The Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) which is responsible for operating the power grid across 15 U.S. states, including Minnesota has made troubling announcements about the possibility of rolling brownouts this summer. The summer peak forecast is 124 GW with 119 GW of projected regularly available generation within MISO. There are a variety of factors impacting this including the extreme temperatures, planned maintenance and outages and the retirement of coal and nuclear plants over the past year. Here are the top five things you need to know about this warning.

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How Southwest Transit Plans to be Carbon Neutral by 2050

July 12, 2022

LHB’s Climate Solutions studio has worked with many local governments on sustainability and climate action planning. As more organizations commit to emissions reduction goals, the studio is expanding to support developers, institutions, and agencies such as SouthWest Transit.

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Rural electric cooperatives and their role in Minnesota’s clean energy transition

July 5, 2022

Electric cooperatives are technical and experienced organizations that are capable of large-scale renewable energy deployment and innovation necessary for the energy transition. Cooperatives serve over 42 million people, and provide power to over 21 million businesses, homes, schools, and farms in 48 states.

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Minnesota's clean energy progress stalls during the 2022 legislative session

June 28, 2022

CEEM is disappointed legislative leaders and the Walz-Flanagan Administration could not come to an agreement to pass critically important funding for Minnesota’s clean energy future. Over the next few months, we will be working to educate candidates and will be engaging our members to participate in this candidate education process to set up the clean energy community for success in 2023 and beyond.

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Introducing Olivia Jensen: CEEM's Program Intern

June 9, 2022

Hello! I am Olivia Jensen, and I am thrilled to be the summer intern for Clean Energy Economy Minnesota. I will be a senior at the University of Minnesota this fall, majoring in Biology, Society, and Environment with a minor in Public Health. I am passionate about climate change and finding innovative ways to improve global health through sustainable practices.

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Minnesota's Emerald Ash Borer Problem

June 3, 2022

By now, many have heard about the little green bugs crawling into the news, firewood and millions of ash trees across the country. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is this invasive species that will soon infect and kill most of the ash trees in Minnesota. Minnesota is especially susceptible to this infestation because ash makes up a staggering 15 percent of the total tree population in the state. In the next few decades it is expected that almost all of these trees will need to be removed and replaced, making it one of Minnesota’s greatest challenges today.

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Top 6 takeaways to decarbonize Minnesota’s buildings

May 26, 2022

On Wednesday, May 25, Finance and Commerce hosted a webinar about the opportunities for Minnesota businesses that exist around decarbonizing the built environment. Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) was proud to sponsor and moderate this event that featured four of our business members as panelists.

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From how Minnesota is addressing solar panel recycling, to guest blogs about recent technological innovations or interesting partnerships with tribal communities, we bring you the latest on all things energy efficiency and clean energy in Minnesota.

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