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Media: St. Louis Park wins the Intercity HES Challenge (

St. Louis Park is the winner of the 2020 Intercity Home Energy Squad Challenge!

Media: Pandemic leaves people in need of energy assistance, but also harder to reach (Sahan Journal)

CEE and COPAL are working to aide undocumented and low-income households with energy and heating bill assistance through pandemic and winter cold snap. 

Media: Why Minnesota Cities Need Better Building Codes to Achieve Energy and Climate Goals (GPI)

Along with local partners Great Plains Institute, Fresh Energy, and others, CEE provides support to Minnesota cities in pursuit of strong commercial energy codes.

CEE CARD Grants: Helping utilities bring energy savings to Minnesotans

The Minnesota Department of Commerce has granted funding for 10 multiyear projects that CEE will participate in or administer. 

Media: Bill hastens net-zero commercial development (Finance & Commerce)

This new bill will set Minnesota on a course toward net-zero building construction after 2036 by requiring faster adoption of building codes for commercial and multifamily buildings. 

Media: Governor Walz Announces Plan to Achieve 100 Percent Clean Energy in MN by 2040

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a set of policy proposals that will lead Minnesota to 100 percent clean energy in the state’s electricity sector by 2040.

Media: MN governor accelerates state's carbon-free power target 10 years, to 2040 (Utility Dive)

Governor Tim Walz's proposed policies that aim to bring Minnesota to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040 differ slightly from the Minnesota Senate's decarbonization plan. 

CEE Partner Cities Lead on Clean Energy in ACEEE Analysis

CEE's city partners are leaders in clean energy by establishing strong policies to reach their smart energy goals.  

Cheng Vang appointed to City of Saint Paul’s Climate Justice Advisory Board

The Climate Justice Advisory Board will advise the Mayor and City Council on the development of policies and programs related to the City's Climate Action and Resilience Plan.

Media: Minnesota Power to pursue 100% carbon-free energy by 2050 (Utility Dive)

Minnesota Power is aiming to generate 100% of its electricity from carbon-free resources by 2050.