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Energy storage - unlocking clean energy’s potential across the state

May 11, 2022

The concept of energy storage is simple, it is technology that stores energy produced at one time for use at another time. The potentials, however, are anything but simple. Energy storage, or battery storage, could be the key to harnessing clean energy solutions. One big criticism of wind and solar energy has always been, “what do we do when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining?” The answer, scale up battery storage technology so that it is reliable and cost effective and deploy it en masse to ensure clean, reliable and affordable energy.

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What do Minnesota workers in energy efficiency do?

March 9, 2022

There are over 55,000 jobs in Minnesota’s clean energy industry. Of these jobs, nearly 75 percent are in energy efficiency. Work in Minnesota’s energy efficiency sector reduces greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption and energy costs across the state. To better understand the responsibilities of an energy efficiency worker, we’ve looked at the impacts our member businesses have in this sector.

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2022 Virtual Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol Recap

March 3, 2022

The 2022 Virtual Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol was March 2, 2022 and was a day dedicated to sharing with legislators how Minnesota’s clean energy businesses are leading technology innovation and helping shape the future of Minnesota’s clean energy economy.

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The first wind farm repowering in Minnesota

January 21, 2022

The Trimont Area Wind Farm (TAWF), located in Martin and Jackson Counties, was Minnesota’s first commercial-scale, landowner-developed wind farm — and the first in Minnesota to undergo a repower.

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Trade mission perspectives on the U.K. and Finland clean energy transition

December 17, 2021

In mid-November, Virginia Mooty Rutter, CEEM’s Manager of Community Relations traveled with the Minnesota Delegation on the Governor’s Trade Mission to the United Kingdom (UK) and Finland. She was joined by a strong contingent of Minnesota clean energy businesses and policy professionals, and we are pleased to share three of these perspectives from CEEM members Eric Pasi (Impact Power Solutions), Don Weinkauf (St Thomas School of Engineering) and Ken Smith (Ever-Green Energy)!

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Partnerships foster clean energy growth in Northeast Minnesota

November 22, 2021

Our regional roadshow series concluded with TruNorth Solar, the City of Duluth, Ever-Green Energy and iDEAL Energies presenting their respective clean energy projects around Northeast Minnesota.

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Clean energy scalability in West Central Minnesota

October 25, 2021

Our third regional roadshow features CEEM member-businesses Falk’s Seed Farm, 75F and Impact Power Solutions and their clean energy projects in West Central Minnesota!

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Reimagining energy accessibility in Central Minnesota

October 8, 2021

On Sept. 28, CEEM member-businesses Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), PACE Loan Group and Juhl Clean Energy Assets shared their unique clean energy projects in Central Minnesota.

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Minnesota celebrates Energy Efficiency Day

October 6, 2021

CEEM, along with our partners Ceres, recently hosted a members-only webinar focused on answering clean energy businesses questions about the recently passed ECO Act, or Energy Conservation and Optimization, and how it’s being implemented.

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From how Minnesota is addressing solar panel recycling, to guest blogs about recent technological innovations or interesting partnerships with tribal communities, we bring you the latest on all things energy efficiency and clean energy in Minnesota.

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Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) has three newsletters. We publish a monthly update with clean energy stories, news and events. We also have a legislative update during the Minnesota legislative session to keep you informed of clean energy news at the Capitol. Finally, we publish a quarterly regulatory newsletter to keep you up to date on how clean energy policy is being enacted across the state and country.

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Find all of the latest news about what Clean Energy Economy MN is involved in, projects and policy we’re focused on, as well as influential editorials and letters to the editor.

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