Clean Energy Champions
Each year, CEEM chooses an outstanding clean energy champion from the Minnesota Legislature to receive our Clean Energy Legislative Champion award. These legislators went above and beyond fighting for clean energy at the Capitol.
Senator Dave Senjem (R-Rochester)
Senator Senjem was honored in an online ceremony for his strong leadership and efforts to build a clean energy future. Sen. Senjem was also selected for his work to advance the Clean Energy First Bill.
Senator Eric Pratt (R-Prior Lake) & Representative Jamie Long (DFL-Minneapolis)
For the first time ever, CEEM awards its Clean Energy Legislative Champion to two legislators who worked tirelessly in their respective chambers to pass Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE), which has unlocked millions in clean energy project financing.
Representative Deb Kiel (R-Crookston)
Rep. Deb Kiel was selected to receive our award for her work on bioenergy and advancing a bill to assist Minnesota homeowners in addressing the financial challenges associated with purchasing an advanced biomass heating system.
Senator Jeremy Miller (R-Winona)
Senator Miller was awarded our very first Clean Energy Legislative Champion award for his work to support clean energy jobs and innovation. This included defending and funding the Solar*Rewards program during the 2017 session of the Minnesota Legislature amid a host of budget cuts that would have severely harmed the state’s fast-growing solar market.
CEEM works with Minnesota and Midwest regulatory bodies to ensure that clean energy policy is enacted in the best way for our member businesses and all Minnesotans.
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