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Governor Walz declares April 11 as ‘Clean Energy Business Day’

April 11, 2024

In affirming Minnesota’s commitment to a carbon-free future, Governor Tim Walz emphasized the pivotal role of the state’s clean energy sector and its substantial contributions to Minnesota’s economic landscape. He issued a proclamation designating April 11, 2024, as Clean Energy Business Day across Minnesota.

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April 2024

April 4, 2024

The 2024 session is more than halfway complete, and the endgame is in sight. Negotiations over policy & small finance omnibus bills plus a bonding bill will continue to dominate conversation until the legislature adjourns in May.

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How to make the most of Clean Energy Business Day 2024

April 3, 2024

Whether this will be your first time at Clean Energy Business Day or your seventh, you can utilize the following tips to get the most out of the day.

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March 2024 Regulatory Update

April 2, 2024

With the significant number of energy efficiency and clean energy policies passed by Congress and the State Legislature over the past two years, attention and work have shifted to implementation and the regulatory sphere.

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Six clean tech startups chosen for Energy Alley

April 1, 2024

Modeled on the state’s highly successful Medical Alley, which helped create thousands of jobs in hundreds of companies, Energy Alley seeks to boost the fortunes of promising clean tech startups by linking them to Minnesota partners. The Grid Catalyst cohort includes startups promoting ammonia as a power source, carbon sequestration, residential battery storage, electric vehicle charging, industrial solar heating and infrastructure mapping using artificial intelligence.

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C-PACE 101: Understanding the clean energy financing tool making big moves in Minnesota

March 26, 2024

As we continue to promote and advocate for innovation and resiliency in clean energy, one of CEEM’s key goals for 2024 is to promote the efficient implementation of funding and laws supporting renewable energy development. Providing cost-effective opportunities, like the C-PACE financing program, for businesses and communities to engage with the sector plays a crucial role in promoting sustainability.

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March 2024 Legislative Update

March 22, 2024

The legislature is almost to the halfway point of session, with just a little under two months until it must adjourn. The budget picture is becoming clearer as Governor Walz released his supplemental budget, including $200M in additional spending, and, as expected, none of which was earmarked for energy. Policy omnibus bills and a bonding bill will dominate conversation until the legislature adjourns.

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Clean-energy pursuit requires permitting reform

March 21, 2024

Last year, Gov. Tim Walz signed historic legislation that put Minnesota on a path to achieve 100% carbon-free energy by 2040. But for the clean-energy businesses, utilities and union workforce that builds and operates the infrastructure that generates, stores and transmits power across Minnesota, passage of the law was just the first step.

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Minnesota utilities hope surge of big-scale batteries helps transition to clean energy

March 21, 2024

A state study released this month says the batteries are a necessary piece of plans to be carbon-free by 2040.

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Blog

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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Newsletters

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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CEEM in the News

Find all of the latest news about what Clean Energy Economy MN is involved in, projects and policy we’re focused on, as well as influential editorials and letters to the editor.

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Press Releases

From breaking news to clean energy report releases and reactions to policy at the legislature, you can find the most up-to-date official press releases and statements from Clean Energy Economy MN here.

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