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Visit CEE's Newsletter Archive to look back at past research, program, and policy updates.



News Release: Save on energy costs with free home visit and no-interest financing

The City of Minneapolis is offering qualifying residents access to free energy efficiency home visits and 0% financing on recommended energy-saving upgrades.  

Media: City offering funding for refrigeration upgrades (SW Journal)

Xcel Energy's partnership with the city of Minneapolis is featured in the Southwest Journal. CEE implements the MN Commercial Refrigeration Efficiency Program on behalf of Xcel Energy.

Media: Xcel wins pilot approval for time-of-use program (Star Tribune)

Time-of-use rates can open doors to using grid more cost effectively, lessening need for power plant investments driven largely by peak demand.

Mayor Carter announces "Energize Saint Paul" initiative

CEE is one of the founding partners of Energize Saint Paul, a collective effort to improve energy and water efficiency in Saint Paul's large commercial and multifamily buildings.

Media: 13 projects from the leading edge of the utility transformation (Utility Dive)

CEE's work on electric vehicle readiness is featured in a Utility Dive article on utility transformation.

CEE CARD Grants: Helping utilities bring energy savings to Minnesotans

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has announced a total of $1,580,238 in conservation research funding for nine projects in which CEE will either participate or lead. 

Media: America's Utility Of The Future Forms Around Performance-Based Regulation (EI at Forbes)

e21 Initiative is featured in a Forbes article about evolving utility business models. 

Media: Solving Sustainability (Macalester Today)

CEE President Chris Duffrin, interviewed about his work in the sustainability industry for his alma mater, Macalester College's Macalester Today.

Report Released: Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump

CEE has released a final report for its Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pump research project, funded by a Department of Commerce CARD grant.

Media: How Minnesota is inching toward a new oversight model (Utility Dive)

Work of the e21 Initiative is discussed in a Utility Dive article on electric utility business model reform.