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Media: Electric cooperatives fuel innovation nationwide and in Minnesota (Finance & Commerce)

Great River Energy's new blog post for Finance and Commerce celebrates Minnesota's electric co-ops and prominently features CEE's January policy forum on co-op innovation.

News: Three CEE-implemented programs receive national honor

ACEEE has identified One-stop Efficiency Shop (Xcel Energy), Partners in Energy (Xcel Energy), and Home Energy Squad (CenterPoint Energy, Xcel Energy) programs as outstanding energy efficiency programs. 

Greenhouse Gas Performance Standards and Energy Efficiency: Minnesota and the Midwest Look Ahead

Leaders from MN’s Division of Energy Resources, the MN Pollution Control Agency, and the energy sector discuss regional solutions to cut emissions from existing power plants. Greenhouse Gas Performance Standards and Energy Efficiency: Minnesota and the Midwest Look Ahead On S...

Transferring Effective Multifamily Energy Programs to Communities in Greater Minnesota

Transferring Effective Multifamily Energy Programs to Communities in Greater Minnesota The Center for Energy and the Urban Environment (CEUE) has conducted extensive research in multifamily (five-plus unit) buildings since 1981. This research has resulted in the identificatio...

From the roots up, communities call for clean energy

My colleague Mike Bull  recently blogged about Minnesota’s aging electric generation fleet and CEE’s support of Xcel Energy’s plan to retire 1,400 megawatts of coal generation in Minnesota by 2026. Aging generation infrastructure is a significant driver for utilities as they...

Window Retrofits: Increasing Window Efficiency Without Replacement

Project Process and Outcomes A team from CEE and the University of Minnesota’s Center for Sustainable Building Research studied the savings potential of five different commercially available window retrofits: two types of interior mounted window panels and three kinds of ...

How to Start a Green Buildings Program

Since 1996, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Green Buildings Program has used utility ratepayer and federal funds to transform new and rehabilitated commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings into environmentally responsible,...

10 Things to Know About Smart Meters

The Electric Power Research Institute estimated that a modernized grid could yield up to $2 trillion in benefits and reduce emissions by 58 percent. Smart meters are a key physical component in smart grid implementation, but the media’s focused more on the risks of radioact...

Energy ScoreCard Pilot Program

EnergyScoreCard Pilot Program These two reports were a result of an initiative to look into the impact of a 2-year pilot program to study the effectiveness of an energy and water benchmarking service in multifamily buildings in Minnesota, including measuring the impacts of th...

Reducing the Energy Cost of Effective Ventilation in Multi-Unit Buildings

Project update The project team recently hosted a training session for individuals who assess and retrofit multifamily ventilation systems. The training included background information on multifamily ventilation and hands-on training. Full project update. Project overview...

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