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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.

Clean energy opportunities abound in Minnesota’s relationship with Finland

September 17, 2021

The Finnish Minister of Trade and Development and Finnish Ambassador will visit Minnesota in October and are planning to meet with Governor Walz and other businesses and trade representatives.

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Introducing Brooke McKelvey - Marketing and Communications Intern

September 8, 2021

Hello! My name is Brooke McKelvey and I am the Marketing and Communications Intern for Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.

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Grid Catalyst and the need to demonstrate emerging technology

August 26, 2021

We spoke with Nina Axelson, Founder of Grid Catalyst, about her history with Minnesota clean energy, how the idea for Grid Catalyst came about and the need to demonstrate emerging technology for northern climates.

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The microgrid revolution faces ethical questions

August 19, 2021

Back in the 1990’s all of the solar power installed in Minnesota was known as “off-grid solar,” a thing only interesting to people who owned remote cabins. By necessity, these power systems were self-contained, having energy storage that was optimized for the most run-time that the customer could afford.

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Top 7 takeaways from the 2021 Clean Jobs Midwest Report

August 11, 2021

Last year’s job losses were a dramatic change of pace for the usually fast-growing industry, with more than 11,500 Minnesota clean energy workers having filed for unemployment at one point. Despite the setbacks, clean energy jobs rebounded quicker than the overall Minnesota workforce and are expected to continue growing this year and next.

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Clean energy business voices are critically important at the state capitol

August 3, 2021

“The business community needs a voice. You need to be involved more because there are voices bigger than yours and I have to jump over those rocks every day. This is serious. We can be clean energy nice but opponents make this path a lot harder. All we need to do is send the truthful message and be a neutralizer to those who want to stop this movement.”

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New website features

July 30, 2021

The Clean Energy Economy MN team has been busy these past six months as we completely redesigned our website! The team has also spent time redefining our brand voice and values, updating our colors and branding and reworking our entire website.

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The importance of the bioeconomy as part of the clean energy economy

July 23, 2021

When people think about the clean energy economy, what comes to mind? Solar photovoltaic and wind energy are likely at the top of the list. Perhaps other renewable sources of energy like solar heating, ground-source heating and cooling, geothermal power, or hydroelectric. Or non-renewable low carbon technologies like fossil energy with carbon capture or nuclear power. While these are all important, biomass and the bioeconomy are also key contributors to a clean energy economy.

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Saving Earth one building at a time

July 7, 2021

Bali Kumar, COO of PACE Loan Group, tells us about his history with management consulting, law and mission-driven work that led him to PACE financing and the work he does today.

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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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