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CEE Statement on Xcel Energy Resource Plan, 2020-2034

Xcel’s new resource plan revolutionizes how energy efficiency is treated in resource planning in Minnesota, resetting the bar for all other utilities and for all future plans.

Media: Residents fill library room to learn about energy efficiency (SW News Media)

Danielle Hauck, customer engagement manager gave a presentation on CEE's residential efficiency resources for Chanhassen residents.

Media: MN rejects Xcel's 720 MW Mankato gas plant purchase (Utility Dive)

Mike Bull discusses the impact of a recent MN Public Utility Decision.

Media: Exclusive Interview with Carl Nelson of Center for Energy and Environment (Energy Central)

Carl Nelson is interviewed about his upcoming AESP conference presentation on CEE's geotargeting pilot program.

Media: Grants Awarded from Climate Action and Racial Equity Fund

CEE is a contractor on the MN renewable now, to support the community lead in energy efficiency and outreach strategies.

Media: Electric utilities weigh in on clean energy requirements (Brainerd Dispatch)

Mike Bull is quoted in an article about a proposal to require electric utilities to prioritize clean energy sources as they build new plants or replace old ones.

Minneapolis Ranks 4th on Clean Energy Scorecard

CEE was played a significant role in designing practical approaches for two of the three new energy disclosure policies that were central to Minneapolis' rise.

Media: Free energy audits for lower income St. Paul residents (Pioneer Press)

Xcel Energy is providing free Home Energy Squad visits to low-income St. Paul residents.

Media: Energy Counselor Provides Tips For Optimizing Your Thermostat (WCCO)

Energy counselor Sam Wagner discussed how you can use your thermostat to save money and reduce electricity use. 

CEE program recognized for Climate Protection Award

CEE assisted with the City of Minneapolis's 4d Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing program which was part of a suite of programs recently recognized at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Awards.