CEEM in the News
Minnesota lawmakers failed to pass a major energy efficiency bill in the final hours of session despite bipartisan support.
The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act has support from utilities, businesses, unions and environmental groups.
A new fact sheet from the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, a group that represents energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy companies, says Minnesota is rapidly reducing greenhouse gas emissions from electric power.
April 22, 2020
Minnesota’s renewable-energy industry grew in 2019 and coal burning and carbon emissions declined, according to data released Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance for the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.
An industry group had already been pushing for an extension of a popular solar incentive program set to end in 2021.
The fast-growing civil-engineering firm nearly failed during the building slowdown of the 2007-09 Great Recession but now grows its business in several states, including Minnesota.
The decline of 267 jobs last year followed increases of nearly 50% in 2017 and 8% in 2018, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2019 released Wednesday by the Solar Foundation and BW Research Partners.
February 21, 2020
On Monday, Feb. 17, the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus proposed a package of bills to invest in electric buses and cars, solar production, energy efficiency improvements to buildings and more. The 15-bill package totals $191.5 million in one-time funds, which legislators said would be funded with the state's budget surplus.
January 16, 2020
The year 2020 will be pivotal for our economy and our climate – it’s the first time many businesses and government organizations will either hit or miss their sustainability goals.
January 7, 2020
Supporters of a statewide clean-energy policy for Minnesota have renewed hope that such a plan will pass; that's because a key GOP lawmaker no longer opposes it.
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