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CEE announces new board members

CEE's board of directors has added three new members to expand and strengthen its roster: LisaBeth Barajas, Amanda Novak, and Nancy Tyra-Lukens.

New Study: Utilities can meet energy-saving goals

CEE-led study finds that utilities can continue to meet or exceed energy-saving goals.

Media: Council considers collecting housing efficiency data (Southwest Journal)

CEE's report on leveraging home inspections at time-of-sale to promote energy efficiency is referenced in a new a proposed TISH alteration.

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University of Minnesota announces that it has withdrawn its request for an exemption from charges for the Conservation Improvement Program, for natural gas purchases for its Minneapolis campus.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