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History & Timeline

CEE fittingly had twin beginnings in Minnesota’s Twin Cities — one as the Energy Office of Minneapolis in 1979, and the other as a consortium of St. Paul neighborhood organizations in the mid-1980s. Read our joint history and check out our interactive History Timeline for a visual interpretation of our steps along the way.


CEE is growing! We have multiple job openings including regulatory policy manager, marketing manager, lighting consultant, scheduling assistant and energy auditor.

CEE to Help Identify MN Potential for Energy Efficiency On Demand and Supply Sides

Study will gain deeper understanding of energy efficiency potential to inform utility programs.

Mar 17, 2017 | News

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CEE's merger success started with twin beginnings and singular vision

We are happy to announce CEE and the NEC have merged to offer greater reach and impact. 

Jun 19, 2017 | Blog

With U.S. absent from global climate accord, time to up Minnesota’s local game

Mike Bull's commentary originally published in MinnPost.

Jun 15, 2017 | Blog

Introduction to Maureen Quaid

Interviw with Maureen Quaid, CEE's new Senior Energy Efficiency Project Manager working in the program development department 

Jun 14, 2017 | Blog

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