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2021 Virtual Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol Recap

March 11, 2021

The 2021 Virtual Clean Energy Business Day at the Capitol was March 10, 2021 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. The event was put on in partnership with the Center for Energy and the Environment (CEE), Clean Grid Alliance, MnSEIA and the U.S. Green Building Council. The event was sponsored by All Energy Solar and Apex Clean Energy.

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Clean energy voices fill the state Capitol

March 5, 2020

Some 200 clean energy supporters filled the Minnesota Capitol this week for Clean Energy Business Day on March 4.

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What do Business and Climate Change Have to do With One Another?

October 8, 2019

With climate debates making headlines nationwide, clean energy is increasingly a hot topic at the dinner table, at city hall, and all the way up to the Governor’s mansion. Recently, Clean Energy Economy MN has joined community discussions on climate, offering a perspective that fewer voters hear, how clean energy is growing jobs in their neighborhoods.

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CEEM member companies to Congress: Support Energy-Efficient Commercial Buildings Tax Deduction

September 11, 2019

Clean Energy Economy Minnesota and several member companies recently reached out to Congress, noting policies that will impact Minnesota’s clean energy business community.

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Businesses come out in force on Clean Energy Business Day

February 15, 2019

Governor Walz declared February 13 as ‘Clean Energy Business Day’ across the state of Minnesota — in large part due to the innovation and talents of the clean energy business community who have helped create nearly 60,000 jobs.

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Repost: Opportunities to Increase Small Business Engagement on Energy

December 19, 2018

Small and medium businesses represent 90% of US businesses and consume about 20% of US energy, but they attract less than 4% of utility energy efficiency spending. That’s why CEEM joined the Twin Cities Small Business Energy Initiative to support a local solution, led by the Great Plains Institute and the Lake Street Council, based off of work happening nationwide called the Small Business Energy Initiative.

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Energy efficiency and saving the planet; how the two go hand-in-hand

October 15, 2018

There are many ways to arrive at the same conclusion: energy efficiency is just a smart business decision.

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Meet a Minnesota company designing sustainable architecture before it was cool

September 19, 2018

There are many ways to tell the story of one of Minnesota’s most successful energy programs, called the Conservation Improvement Program or CIP. CEEM convened a recent legislator educational tour in Duluth. We were there to highlight that it’s cheaper to save energy (1.5 cents per kilowatt-hour) than buy energy (8 cents per kilowatt-hour). That little fact is at the heart of the CIP program, which works as a rebate program facilitated by our state’s utilities – like Minnesota Power or Xcel Energy, through the work provided by efficiency installers or design firms like LHB.

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What is small, little-known, and has helped save Minnesota taxpayers $6 billion?

September 4, 2018

When most people hear the words ‘energy efficiency’ they might think of swapping out their light bulbs, or purchasing low-flow showerheads, little things they can do around their home or office to help lower their electricity bill.

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