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Energy storage - unlocking clean energy’s potential across the state

May 11, 2022

The concept of energy storage is simple, it is technology that stores energy produced at one time for use at another time. The potentials, however, are anything but simple. Energy storage, or battery storage, could be the key to harnessing clean energy solutions. One big criticism of wind and solar energy has always been, “what do we do when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining?” The answer, scale up battery storage technology so that it is reliable and cost effective and deploy it en masse to ensure clean, reliable and affordable energy.

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May 2022

May 5, 2022

Federal UI & frontline worker pay: The agreement around these issues paves the way for more conversations around energy. The House bill contains important investments and policy changes that are good for Minnesota’s clean energy community and innovators. The Senate bill includes Solar*Rewards funding, but doesn’t include money for the state’s competition fund – an important omission CEEM is trying to rectify.

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Tariff case raises questions about solar panel imports

May 3, 2022

The solar industry is growing at a rapid and exciting pace, pushing the country closer and closer to a clean energy future with every megawatt installed. While demand is higher than ever, supply is in flux in large part because of the U.S. Department of Commerce investigation into potential tariff circumvention.

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Webinar Recap | 2022 MN Energy Factsheet Rollout

April 29, 2022

The 2022 Minnesota Energy Factsheet Rollout Webinar event on Monday, April 25, 2022 was to amplify the new report, provide an overview of the data points and hear how the report impacts Minnesotans from a panel of clean energy business and industry experts. Sponsored by the McKnight Foundation, the webinar was put on in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Energy and BloombergNEF and attended by over 100 participants.

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Minnesota solar firms, including Eden Prairie's EVS, growing at hot pace

April 28, 2022

President Andy Kim of Eden Prairie solar engineering firm EVS is riding the renewable energy wave. EVS, which does much of its business in huge, sunny Texas, has grown from 50 to 120 workers since 2019.

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Renewable, zero carbon energy sources dominate Minnesota energy economy as emissions fall

April 28, 2022

According to a new fact sheet released by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), renewables and zero carbon energy sources led the pack for electricity generation in the northern state last year.

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Minnesota is on its way to achieving energy independence

April 25, 2022

In 2021, Minnesota energy imports fell to their lowest levels in over two decades — to just 10%. At a time of great market turbulence, this news, among other key clean energy trends, is a light at the end of the tunnel. These key trends are outlined in the 2022 Minnesota Energy Factsheet, a new report released by Clean Energy Economy MN and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy.

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Minnesota’s renewable generation has risen 60% over the past decade, providing 28% of Minnesota’s generation in 2021

April 25, 2022

The 2022 Minnesota Energy Factsheet, which tracks clean energy trends in the state through year end 2021, was released today by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). Despite challenges, clean energy industries lead the energy transition in Minnesota, according to the findings.

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New factsheet finds clean energy industries continuing to lead the energy transition in Minnesota

April 25, 2022

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) have released the 2022 Minnesota Energy Factsheet, which tracks clean energy trends in the state through year end 2021 and finds that clean energy industries continue to lead the energy transition in the state in 2021, despite major obstacles.

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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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Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) has three newsletters. We publish a monthly update with clean energy stories, news and events. We also have a legislative update during the Minnesota legislative session to keep you informed of clean energy news at the Capitol. Finally, we publish a quarterly regulatory newsletter to keep you up to date on how clean energy policy is being enacted across the state and country.

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