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MN power plant communities plan for an uncertain future as plants retire

CEE has published a report on looming challenges faced by six Minnesota communities. Each is home to a large coal or nuclear power plant that is likely to be retired in the next 20 years.

Media: Happiest with his hands on the wheel (MN Fuels)

Mike Bull is interviewed on his appointment to the Governor's Council on Biofuels.

Media: Energy tracking becomes mandatory for 700 buildings in St. Paul (Star Tribune)

St. Paul now require large commercial buildings to benchmark their energy use.

Media: Legislature to offer dueling visions for energy policy in face of climate change (MinnPost)

CEE's Director of Policy Mike Bull comments on new energy policies emerging in the shift away from fossil fuels.  

Media: Richfield launches 2 new programs (Sun Current)

CEE launched a new partnership with the City of Richfield to help small businesses participate in our small business commercial programs.

Media: St. Paul adopts benchmarking, climate plans (Finance & Commerce)

CEE President Chris Duffrin comments on the success of St. Paul's new building energy benchmarking ordinance.

CEE Statement: Saint Paul adopts benchmarking for large buildings

On January 22, 2020, the Saint Paul City Council approved an ordinance to establish benchmarking to track building energy consumption.

Media: County aids Edina, St. Louis Park benchmarking (Finance and Commerce)

CEE helps to recruit new cities and develop benchmarking policies for Hennepin County.

Media: ASB partners with Center for Energy and Environment (Echo Press)

CEE's efficiency learning session with American Solutions for Business was highlighted in Echo Press.

CEE’s community offerings expand with new lead role

Katie Jones is CEE's Community Program and Policy Manager, heading up the nonprofit’s expanding efforts in energy consulting and related community resources.