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Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is excited to announce the promotion of Virginia Mooty Rutter to Director of Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, responsible for developing meaningful relationships with our member businesses and partner organizations to broaden the impact of CEEM’s public policy work.
Industrial settings and crowded highways are often associated with calls to reduce harmful carbon emissions, but what about a typical commercial building? In Minnesota, there is a legislative push to enhance standards for new construction. Various levels of government, utilities and even some corporations have made pledges to achieve net-zero emissions in the coming years.
One of Minnesota’s oldest state universities will undergo a major energy savings retrofit next year without tapping into any public funding. Winona State University, founded as a teachers’ college in 1858, is set to benefit from $12.3 million worth of upgrades to its southeastern Minnesota campus.
As utilities continue to add wind and solar energy, the nation’s aging electric grid faces enormous challenges in absorbing new power generation from multiple sources. The Twin Cities startup Renew Power Systems Inc. (RPSi) hopes to take advantage of a growing appetite for managing grids by making them more flexible, responsive, cooperative and self-organizing.
Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented its 2021 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Senator Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) on Tuesday for his chief authorship and commitment to pass the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act (ECO Act) during the 2021 Legislative Session.
To be successful, the great clean energy transition now underway in Minnesota will need more robust engagement and better training opportunities for minority, female and veteran workers. A Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) report published earlier this year showed the industry is slightly more diverse than the state, with 72.5% of clean energy workers being white, 17.5% Hispanic and 11.3% one or more races.
As the leaves start to turn and Minnesotans turn their attention to back-to-school and all kinds of fall activities, there is something new this fall I’m keeping my eye on. That’s the discussions and fervent negotiations currently taking place in Washington, D.C., over a $3.5 trillion budget proposal that includes unprecedented investments in clean energy technologies, transmission, making our buildings more energy efficient and so much more.
Nina Axelson, founder of Grid Catalyst which is a program of Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, is the guest speaker for Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council’s next online forum 9-10 a.m. Oct. 8. Grid Catalyst is a clean energy accelerator focused on connecting entrepreneurs to project demonstration, mentorship and development.
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