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Media: Minnesota's 10% solar goal can be met economically five years early (MPR)

CEE's Josh Quinnell is quoted in a story covering a new report on the future of solar energy in Minnesota.

Report: Renewable energy and storage can competitively power Minnesota's electricity needs

Report finds that Minnesota can produce 10 percent of its electricity from solar by 2025 and 70 percent from solar and wind by 2050 at generation costs comparable to natural gas.

Media: Study says Minnesota can economically reach renewable energy goals by 2050 (StarTribune)

A study on the potential for renewable energy in Minnesota, which CEE was a partner on, is featured in the StarTribune. 

Media: City offering no-cost Home Energy Squad participation (Southwest Journal)

Free HES visits for Minneapolis residents and no-interest lending for related insulation upgrades are highlighted in a Southwest Journal article.

Media: St. Paul, takes a gradual approach on tracking buildings’ energy use (Energy News Network)

St. Paul and Minneapolis' benchmarking programs, which Katie Jones and Molly Janis Smith work on, are highlighted in a Energy News Network article.

CEE Statement on U of M's CIP exemption withdrawal

University of Minnesota announces that it has withdrawn its request for an exemption from charges for the Conservation Improvement Program, for natural gas purchases for its Minneapolis campus.

News: Lowering costs of energy on environment and wallets (Red Wing Eagle)

CEE presented at a Red Wing Sustainability Commission program about ways to reduce energy usage.

Media: Energy efficiency must be part of carbon-emissions equation (Duluth News)

This learning session, co-hosted by CEE, focused on Minnesota's Conservation Improvement Program and included co-host CEEM, LHB, and Sen. Simonson.

Media: Conservation Improvement Program makes sense (Eden Prairie News)

Guest column resulting from an information session on the benefits of the Conservation Improvement Programs at Precision Gasket Company in Edina.

Media: EnerChange helps nonprofits gain energy efficiency (Finance & Commerce)

This story has ties to both CEE's Lending Center and the One-Stop Efficiency Shop. Thanks to CEE and others, the Abu Huraira Islamic Center is now saving about $100K per year.