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June 2022

June 9, 2022

President Biden announced a 2-year exemption from tariffs on solar panels imported from four south Asian countries – throwing the country’s solar industry a massive lifeline.

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May 2022

May 5, 2022

Federal UI & frontline worker pay: The agreement around these issues paves the way for more conversations around energy. The House bill contains important investments and policy changes that are good for Minnesota’s clean energy community and innovators. The Senate bill includes Solar*Rewards funding, but doesn’t include money for the state’s competition fund – an important omission CEEM is trying to rectify.

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April 2022

April 7, 2022

The Legislature will take a break next week, from April 9 to April 18, and then return to complete their work by May 23. Both bodies have their omnibus bills together in some form and will begin passing them upon returning from break. Negotiations between the House and Senate will then take center stage over the final several weeks of session.

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March 2022

March 10, 2022

Global issues continue to dominate the discussion at the Capitol, including what to do with the now $9 billion budget surplus, coming to an agreement on a bonding bill, combating rising prices and public safety. Governor Walz included $897 million in his supplemental budget to address clean energy and climate issues while the DFL Climate Caucus released a $1 billion plan over 30 different proposals.

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February 2022 Newsletter

February 3, 2022

Expect much of the 2022 Legislative Session to focus on spending the state’s budget surplus and influx of federal dollars. Lawmakers have a lot slated for session, we will be working to push forward clean energy policy with bipartisan support.

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January 2022 Newsletter

January 6, 2022

If you tuned out during the holiday break, you didn’t miss much. The Build Back Better agenda has suffered a blow, but isn’t dead yet. Negotiations will continue behind closed doors for the next few weeks and even months.

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December 2021 Newsletter

December 9, 2021

A vote on the Build Back Better bill is not imminent, but CEEM is closely keeping tabs on the situation. We’re also evaluating the Infrastructure Bill which was signed into law last month, and how it can help our member businesses.

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November 2021 Newsletter

November 4, 2021

CEEM has embarked on five virtual tours across Minnesota, highlighting a diverse array of projects and people. From a seed farmer in Murdock, to PACE financing in Central Minnesota — the stories and examples give a great sense of how CEEM members are showing up in different ways across the state.

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October 2021 Newsletter

October 7, 2021

CEEM’s clean energy accelerator Grid Catalyst announced last week the formation of its Innovators Network. The founding group consists of 13 Fortune 500 companies, cities and public institutions that will support the accelerator’s first-ever cohort, allowing clean energy startups to test their technologies in real-life scenarios.

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Blog

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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Newsletters

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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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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