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2024 Minnesota Legislative Session brings landmark progress to Minnesota’s clean energy transition

May 28, 2024

At the beginning of the 2024 Legislative Session, CEEM had four primary objectives: Advance smart implementation, permitting reform, expand transmission and support increased interconnection. All four of those policy areas saw important progress this session.

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NEW REPORT: Minnesota demonstrates significant clean energy progress and leadership

April 30, 2024

Minnesota has once again proven itself a leader in the clean energy transition, with the 2024 Minnesota Energy Factsheet showing that zero-carbon power generated 54% of the state’s electricity in 2023. The report, released today by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), marks the fourth consecutive year that zero-carbon power has made up the majority of Minnesota’s electricity (54%), compared to the national share of carbon-free power at just 41%.

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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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Minnesota Energy Alley launched; announces six startups for the 2024 Demonstration Cohort Program

March 14, 2024

A new statewide initiative, Minnesota Energy Alley, has launched – and is now providing support to a select group of startups who are making Minnesota’s clean energy future a reality. The new public-private partnership run by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota (CEEM) and Grid Catalyst is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Commerce and is part of a larger focus on driving innovation to secure the state’s energy and economic development future.

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REPORT: Minnesota clean energy jobs grew 3.4% in 2022, now home to nearly 60,000 workers

September 19, 2023

Clean energy businesses in Minnesota added more than 1,900 workers in 2022, now employing 59,708 Minnesotans. That’s according to a new analysis of employment data released today by the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), Evergreen Climate Innovations and Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM).

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Senator Frentz receives Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award

August 23, 2023

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented its 2023 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Senator Nick Frentz (DFL- North Mankato) on Wednesday, August 23 for his outstanding leadership during the 2023 session.

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Visionary energy leader elected as new CEEM Board of Directors' chair

August 1, 2023

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is proud to announce the election of two established clean energy champions as the next phase of board leadership for the organization: Holly Lahd, Energy Strategy Manager at Meta as Board Chair Tena Monson, Senior Director of Development Operations at National Grid Renewables as Board Vice Chair.

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CEEM celebrates monumental investments in Minnesota’s clean energy future

May 24, 2023

The 2023 legislative session unleashed a wave of investments and modernized policy, bringing with it an exciting era for Minnesota’s energy efficiency and clean energy sectors. Specifically, the Environment and Energy Omnibus bill will help catapult the industry into a new gear to fulfill the 100% Clean Energy by 2040 law that was signed earlier this session.

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New data shows Minnesota’s clean energy transition is locked in

April 26, 2023

Minnesota has once again proven itself a leader in the clean energy transition, with a new report showing that zero-carbon power generated a staggering 55% of the state’s electricity in 2022. This marks the third consecutive year that zero-carbon power has remained the majority of Minnesota’s electricity, surpassing the national share by an impressive 14%.

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