CEEM engages with policymakers at the state and regulatory level to help solve problems within Minnesota’s clean energy business ecosystem. We also do work in this space to improve the quality of life for all Minnesotans. We do this by providing educational opportunities about how and why clean energy is adding jobs, strengthening local economies, and contributing to a strong quality of life for Minnesota citizens.
The Minnesota Legislature and Minnesota’s Public Utilities Commission have decades of policy-making experience within the energy sector. CEEM brings to the table a newer voice, by representing the business voice of clean energy businesses across sectors (including wind, solar, biomass, advanced grid and energy efficiency). This new voice at the table provides an invaluable opportunity for legislators and policymakers to hear how policy decisions might affect a businesses’ bottom line, or could either help or hurt their industry’s ability to grow jobs.
The energy and utilities industry continues to evolve by making investments in clean energy and related technologies. As customers demand and electric utilities adopt new clean energy, new regulation and business models are also evolving. A predictable regulatory policy that values clean energy will unleash economic opportunity.
CEEM works with industry partners to track trends and raise the business voice of clean energy in regulatory proceedings to ensure small businesses have an equal voice with large utilities.