CEEM in the News
Reclaiming Its Place As America’s Clean Energy North Star Could Add $11 Billion To Minnesota’s Economy
February 10, 2021
When Minnesota first adopted a 25% renewable energy standard and passed the Next Generation Energy Act to reduce statewide emissions in 2007, it moved to the head of the pack for United States climate policy. But plummeting solar and wind prices and increasingly frequent extreme weather events have accelerated climate action, and many states have now surpassed Minnesota’s ambition, with 11 setting 100% clean electricity targets.
Minnesota’s clean energy industry is a bright spot in our state’s resilient and innovative economy. And a new economic analysis shows even greater potential for state economic development and growth, as long as we make the right investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technologies.
The two most important lawmakers on energy policy this session are optimistic about passing clean energy legislation, especially when it comes to energy efficiency.
January 13, 2021
Minnesota's second-largest utility has laid out new carbon-emissions goals. The effort is getting praise for helping reduce the industry's impact on climate change, but a key element is drawing some questions.
December 17, 2020
Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented its 2020 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Senator Dave Senjem (R-Rochester) at an online ceremony on Tuesday.
December 17, 2020
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Senator Dave Senjem received the Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award on Tuesday.
November 13, 2020
The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in northern Minnesota has a vision to eventually incorporate solar and microgrids as part of a tribal-run utility.
October 23, 2020
Bob Blake is at the heart of the Red Lake Solar Project – he sees it as a spark for a movement he hopes will sweep the nation. The project is in the early stages of a one-of-a-kind undertaking, with the ultimate goal of achieving energy sovereignty for the Red Lake Nation, while creating jobs and a more sustainable way of life for future generations.
Minnesota candidates haven’t pressed climate or clean energy despite rising temperatures and voter interest.
October 12, 2020
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission last month required the utility to provide more information on its strategy to reduce electricity usage during busy times.
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