CEE's Blog (19)

Making old furnaces new again, with innovative retrofits that improve efficiency

Research Insights share findings from CEE's energy efficiency research, drawing real-world links to help Minnesotans save energy and money, while lowering carbon emissions.

Many of the furnaces in Minnesota’s single-family homes are 15 years or older, and usually aren’t replaced until they either stop working or become less effective.…


Added by CEE on August 24, 2018 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Engineering for Energy Efficiency

CEE helps building owners and managers better understand and optimize their energy use to improve the operation of equipment and systems, reduce energy waste, and manage long-term sustainability…

Added by CEE on July 31, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

CEE leads planning for electric vehicle readiness to drive a growing market

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/july-2018-(1)/cee%E2%80%99s-megan-hoye-explores-enhanced-electrical-vehi/

Gas-powered cars and trucks account for about …


Added by CEE on July 25, 2018 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Sustainability in what we do, and how we do it

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/september-2017/sustainability-in-the-work-we-do,-and-how-we-do-it/

CEE provides practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities — but that only…


Added by CEE on July 6, 2018 at 9:38am — No Comments

2018 MN Legislature: Session Wrap-Up

On May 22, the Minnesota Legislature concluded its 2018 regular session. During this session CEE collaborated with other organizations in support of policies to advance energy efficiency.

Most of this session’s energy initiatives were passed to Governor Dayton in a massive omnibus bill. But the Governor vetoed the so-called “Omnibus Prime” bill, citing the…


Added by CEE on July 2, 2018 at 10:37am — No Comments

Accelerating Electric Vehicles in Minnesota


Added by CEE on June 22, 2018 at 11:44am — No Comments

CEE: Connecting the Dots

From lending to programs for homes and businesses, community engagement, independent research, engineering, and policy efforts, CEE is driven by its mission, moving fast, and constantly picking up steam.

In this video, CEE's president Chris Duffrin dives into a few of our current focus areas and explains what drives our mission work.

(This video serves as a companion piece to CEE's …


Added by CEE on June 12, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Partners in Energy: July application deadline for free energy-saving program

Xcel Energy is now accepting applications for the next cohort of communities to join Partners in Energy. The deadline for applications is July 13. In communities accepted to the program, a volunteer team of local residents, businesses, and stakeholders will identify a path forward to make meeting their energy goals a reality.

In collaboration with…


Added by CEE on June 8, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Clarity begins at home: CEE turns microscope on itself for plug load study

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/september-2016/clarity-begins-at-home-cee-turns-microscope-on-it/

CEE’s research team explores and identifies cost-effective energy efficiency measures to improve utility programs and related…


Added by CEE on May 14, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CEE’s Megan Hoye highlighted among influential women in energy

Read the full blog post on cleanenergyresourceteams.org

During Women's History Month, Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) highlights influential women who work to advance Minnesota's clean energy industry. This year …


Added by CEE on May 9, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Julie’s story: Lending Center helps homeowner go solar and save money with ease

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/january-2018/julie%E2%80%99s-story-cee%E2%80%99s-lending-center-helps-homeowne/

Since 1980, the Center for Energy and Environment’s …


Added by CEE on April 30, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments

Lending Center offers renovation financing for homes and businesses

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Added by CEE on April 26, 2018 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Joint Letter to MN House in opposition to CIP changes

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Added by CEE on April 23, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Launch of the e21 Initiative Website

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/news/march-2018/launch-of-the-e21-initiative-website/

Minnesota’s e21 Initiative, coordinated by CEE and Great Plains Institute, unites utilities, consumer advocates,…


Added by CEE on April 17, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

Minnesota’s Moonshot: Getting to Deep Decarbonization

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/october-2017/minnesota%E2%80%99s-moonshot-getting-to-deep-decarbonizat/\

Thanks to forward thinking by policymakers and terrific leadership from state regulators and electric utilities,…


Added by CEE on April 13, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Spring Forum: Join us on April 10 to dig into strategic electrification

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Added by CEE on April 6, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Benchmarking empowers Minneapolis building owners to cut energy

Read the original post at https://www.mncee.org/blog/march-2018/energy-benchmarking-data-empowers-minneapolis-bui/

Energy use in large commercial buildings is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Minneapolis, which is why energy benchmarking is…


Added by CEE on April 2, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Harness high-efficiency LEDs to create the perfect feel for any space

The Department of Energy projects that by the year 2027, LEDs could result in nationwide savings of $30 billion, making them a practical, energy-saving option for both residential and commercial buildings. With a multitude of color and hue-levels ranging from warm to daylight, people can lower…


Added by CEE on March 29, 2018 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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