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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.

What 100% means for Minnesota’s clean energy businesses

January 27, 2023

The 100% clean energy bill requires all Minnesota electric utilities to use only carbon-free energy by 2040. Achieving 100% carbon-free energy by 2040 will set a clear and achievable goal for utilities to reach – a goal our business members look forward to helping them achieve.

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The business case for clean energy

January 13, 2023

On January 11, 2023 CEEM and five business members gave a presentation on the business case for clean energy to the House and Senate energy committees at the Minnesota Legislature. Business leaders discussed job creation, building decarbonization, the importance of transmission and permitting reform, hydrogen and emerging technologies, the EV transition, and an overview of how Minnesota can create an Energy Alley.

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Opportunities to achieve historic clean energy progress abound in 2023 Legislative Session

January 4, 2023

With a projected $17.6 billion surplus we can catapult our state back to its status as the clean energy leader in the Midwest and the country.

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Top 10 clean energy stories of 2022

December 21, 2022

From big announcements from utilities and regulatory bodies to investments in infrastructure, transmission and technology, this has been a big year for Minnesota’s energy efficiency and clean energy businesses and for clean energy news in the state. Here are our top 10 takeaways from the year – listed in chronological order.

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Clean Energy Business Opportunities - Learnings from Germany

December 20, 2022

In December 2022, CEEM’s Director of Engagement and Strategic Initiatives, Virginia Mooty Rutter, joined Region 9 Development Organization’s delegation to three cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany: Münster, Saerbeck, and Düsseldorf.

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Policy priorities for the 2023 Minnesota Legislative Session

December 14, 2022

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) develops and supports public policy that promotes the growth of clean energy jobs and the economic opportunities provided by clean, affordable and reliable energy. CEEM provides “the business voice of clean energy” to influence policy decisions and grow equitable and inclusive clean energy market opportunities.

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2023 Legislative Preview | Event Recap

December 9, 2022

The 2023 Legislative Preview event on Friday, December 9 was to present CEEM’s clean energy champion awards and hear from legislative leaders about their expectations for the upcoming sessions. Sponsored by All Energy Solar, Larkin Hoffman, TruNorth Solar and Ever-Green Energy, the event was held at the University of Minnesota and attended by nearly 75 participants.

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Interns forge unique paths to clean energy careers

November 29, 2022

There are many careers in the clean energy industry and more are being added every day. Alex Poster and Carl Ludewig, interns with TruNorth Solar, are learning just how many different ways there are to contribute to this growing industry. We talked to them each about their time with TruNorth, how their internships have evolved over the past months and what they look forward to in their futures.

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Grid Catalyst Evolves Into Next Chapter – Transitions Partnership With Clean Energy Economy Minnesota

November 15, 2022

The following blog is a guest post by Nina Axelson, founder of Grid Catalyst. “Our partnership with CEEM has been an integral part of our launch and initial success as an accelerator program. Through our work together, we have envisioned and activated the beginning of something truly transformative for our region. I am truly excited for this next chapter for our partnership and for the energy innovation ecosystem in Minnesota.”

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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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Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) has three newsletters. We publish a monthly update with clean energy stories, news and events. We also have a legislative update during the Minnesota legislative session to keep you informed of clean energy news at the Capitol. Finally, we publish a quarterly regulatory newsletter to keep you up to date on how clean energy policy is being enacted across the state and country.

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Find all of the latest news about what Clean Energy Economy MN is involved in, projects and policy we’re focused on, as well as influential editorials and letters to the editor.

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