September 5, 2017
Our team at Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) spent last Wednesday morning at Majestic Custom Electric in Ramsey with State Senator Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), and State Representative Abigail Whelan (R-Ramsey).
Majestic has over twenty years of experience in the building industry and has been working with commercial and residential properties to lower their energy costs by replacing outdated lighting systems with more efficient ones utilizing LED light bulbs that are easily retrofitted to an existing structure. Majestic can save a business up to 40% a month on their electricity bills, meaning that the investments made to update a business’s lighting infrastructure pays itself off in an average of just two years.
Majestic is just one of the many energy efficiency companies in Minnesota that is employing hard working Minnesotans in good paying jobs dedicated to saving other Minnesota families and businesses money on their utility costs. This private sector innovation and growth is, in large part, due to Minnesota’s energy efficiency programs and policies. In fact, in 2016, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) gave Minnesota the tenth highest score (10 out of 51) on their state energy efficiency policy scorecard.
Educating policymakers requires on-site visits like this one to Majestic because it shows legislators that their actions at the State Capitol in St. Paul can have positive impacts on small businesses in their districts. CEEM will continue to hit the road this fall raising awareness of the home-grown businesses in our state that continue to propel Minnesota’s clean energy economy forward.
Pictured from left to right: Senator Jim Abeler (R-Anoka), Rudy Thibedeaux (Majestic Custom Electric), Logan O'Grady (CEEM), & Representative Abigail Whelan (R-Ramsey)