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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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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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Governor Walz declares March 9 as ‘Clean Energy Business Day’

March 9, 2023

As Minnesota and the country declare their intentions for a clean energy future, Governor Tim Walz highlighted the significance of Minnesota’s clean energy business community and its many contributions to the state’s economy. Today, he delivered a proclamation that declares March 9, 2023 as Clean Energy Business Day in the state of Minnesota.

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CEEM celebrates 100% clean energy by 2040 bill passage

February 3, 2023

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is celebrating the Senate passage of the 100% clean energy by 2040 bill, legislation that requires all utilities in Minnesota to operate on 100% carbon-free energy by the year 2040. Since its first introduction in 2019, CEEM has brought the business voice to the conversation around how this bill will move Minnesota to a clean energy future.

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CEEM announces promotions of Amelia Cerling Hennes and Tiffanie Connelly in new reorganization

February 1, 2023

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) is announcing two exciting promotions as part of its 2023 reorganization and growth plan.

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CEEM announces Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Representative Patty Acomb

December 9, 2022

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented its 2022 Clean Energy Legislative Champion Award to Representative Patty Acomb (DFL-Minnetonka) on Friday for her chief authorship of HF 3320, a refundable clean energy tax credit bill during the 2022 legislative session and her leadership of the Minnesota House Climate Action Caucus.

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CEEM announces first ever Distinguished Leadership Award to Senator Dave Senjem

December 9, 2022

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) presented for the first time, their Distinguished Leadership Award to retiring Senator David Senjem (R-Rochester) on Friday in recognition of his longtime championing of clean energy progress for the state of Minnesota.

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REPORT: Minnesota clean energy jobs grew 5% in 2021, now home to 57,931 workers

October 12, 2022

Clean energy businesses in Minnesota added more than 2,600 workers in 2021, now employing 57,931 Minnesotans across the state. That’s according to a new analysis of employment data released today by the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), and nonprofits Evergreen Climate Innovations and Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM). The report comes after Congress and the Biden administration passed the largest investment in climate and clean energy in history which is set to boost clean energy jobs and businesses across the state and nation.

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White Earth Tribal & Community College teams up with Minnesota Power to create solar workforce

September 28, 2022

To help its students tap into Minnesota’s fast-growing clean energy workforce, White Earth Tribal & Community College (WETCC), in partnership with the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) launched a solar training certificate program during the pandemic.

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