News Release: Clean Energy Partnership wins EPA’s 2016 Climate Leadership Award (City of Minneapolis)

Mar 9, 2016

The groundwork for the Clean Energy Partnership began when the City of Minneapolis contracted with CEE for the "Minneapolis Energy Systems Pathways Study" to develop a vision for Minneapolis' future energy system including potential legal, regulatory, and program options to achieve its aggressive clean energy goals. Established through agreements CEE helped negotiate over nearly 18 months, the partnership leverages the unique resources of Minneapolis, Xcel Energy, and CenterPoint Energy to achieve carbon reduction goals. The Clean Energy Partnership officially began its work in January 2015.

From the City of Minneapolis News release:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named the Minneapolis Clean Energy Partnership a 2016 Climate Leadership Award winner in the Innovative Partnerships category for addressing climate change. The EPA, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry are honoring 13 organizations, three partnerships and one individual in the fifth annual Climate Leadership Awards. Recipients have demonstrated leadership and dedication in reducing the pollution that contributes to climate change. The Innovative Partnerships certificate recognizes organizations working collaboratively on leading-edge climate initiatives.

Read the full release on the City of Minneapolis website