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CEEM announces Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award recipients; Senator Jason Rarick and Representative Zack Stephenson

November 9, 2021

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented its 2021 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Senator Jason Rarick (R-Pine City) and Representative Zack Stephenson (DFL-Coon Rapids) on Tuesday for their chief authorship and commitment to pass the Energy Conservation and Optimization Act (ECO Act) during the 2021 Legislative Session.

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After challenging year, clean energy jobs bouncing back in Minnesota

August 11, 2021

More than 55,300 Minnesotans worked in energy efficiency and clean energy at the end of 2020, making the industry a major – and promising – part of the state’s economy, according to a comprehensive analysis of employment data released today by the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), and nonprofits Clean Energy Trust and Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM).

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CEEM celebrates significant clean energy progress in 2021 Legislative Session

June 28, 2021

CEEM celebrates significant clean energy progress in 2021 Legislative Session MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – The 2021 omnibus commerce and energy bill has been signed by Governor Walz, making its provisions the law of the land. Despite an extremely abnormal and difficult year, significant clean energy progress was made in Minnesota. At the beginning of the January […]

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CEEM announces new pilot to grow clean energy businesses and jobs

June 24, 2021

Grid Catalyst is the first accelerator to focus on clean energy solutions for northern climates MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is thrilled to announce the launch of Grid Catalyst, the first and only Midwest clean energy accelerator focused on demonstrating and scaling innovative solutions for northern climates. Grid Catalyst will cultivate the […]

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CEEM celebrates passage of the ECO Act

May 25, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) celebrates the signing of the Energy Conservation and Optimization (ECO) Act into Minnesota law today. Years in the making, the ECO Act was formally introduced two years ago, and since its proposal CEEM has worked with our member organizations to raise the business voice of clean energy […]

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Majority of Minnesota Electricity Zero-Emission in 2020

April 15, 2021

Resilient growth and new milestones show momentum for energy transition ST. PAUL, MINN. – The 2021 Minnesota Energy Factsheet, released today, shows that clean energy made huge strides in 2020, despite the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, zero-carbon electricity (composed of renewables and nuclear), generated 55 percent of Minnesota’s electricity, up from 48 […]

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City of Rochester, McKinstry partnership shows power of energy efficiency

March 26, 2021

City of Rochester, McKinstry partnership shows power of energy efficiency ROCHESTER, MINN – As the City of Rochester works to implement its Energy Action Plan and work toward lowering its carbon emissions, they’re sharing how they’re making progress on their goals. While wind and solar projects frequently enjoy the limelight of stories like these, because […]

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Governor Walz declares March 10 as ‘Clean Energy Business Day’

March 10, 2021

Governor Walz declares March 10 as ‘Clean Energy Business Day’ Clean energy industry shows its strength amid pandemic hurdles ST. PAUL, MINN. – Coming off the heels of news that the US saw its biggest addition of renewable energy ever in 2020, despite the hurdles posed by the pandemic – Governor Walz highlighted the significance […]

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Virginia Mooty Rutter joins Clean Energy Economy MN team

January 11, 2021

Virginia Mooty Rutter joins Clean Energy Economy MN team MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is pleased to welcome long-time clean energy policy and research professional Virginia Mooty Rutter into the role of CEEM’s new Manager of Community Relations position. In this newly defined role, Virginia will lead the organization’s outreach and engagement […]

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