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  • Minnesota Clean Energy Economy Profile - October 2014
    October 02, 2014 - Minnesota’s Clean Energy Economy Profile report is the state’s most comprehensive effort to quantify the businesses, employment, wages, and investments directly engaged in the clean energy economy.
  • Integrating Benchmarking into Utility Conservation Improvement Programs to Capture Greater Energy Savings
    August 11, 2014 - CARD-funded white paper investigating how commercial building benchmarking can be incorporated in utility Conservation Improvement Programs as way to qualify buildings for more costly on-site energy audits, or to focus marketing and outreach on the least energy efficient buildings.
  • Energy Conservation in the Food Service Sector
    May 27, 2014 - CARD-funded report which identifies and documents the opportunities for energy conservation in Minnesota restaurants and grocery stores, including establishing a Minnesota-specific benchmark for this business sector.
  • Analysis of Standby Rates and Net Metering Policy Effects on Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Opportunities in Minnesota
    April 24, 2014 - CARD-funded report which examines how existing standby rates and net metering policies affect the market acceptance of CHP projects in Minnesota with recommendations to reduce the barriers these factors impose on CHP development. The report includes modeling of the economic potential of CHP projects in the service territories of investor owned utilities in Minnesota under current versus hypothetically improved standby rates.
  • LEDs: Energy Savings and Replicability in Minnesota Livestock Facilities
    April 22, 2014 - CARD-funded report evaluating potential energy savings, cost-effectiveness and practical performance of LEDs in 23 poultry facilities in Minnesota.
  • Energy Savings Goal Study & Stakeholder Process Legislative Report
    April 10, 2014 - House File 729 (H.F. 729), 4th Engrossment, Article 12 Section 8 was passed in 2013 establishing the Energy Savings Goal Study (ESG). This legislature directed the Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (Commerce) to conduct meetings with stakeholders and members of the public to produce a report on findings and legislative recommendations.
  • Energy Policy and Conservation Quadrennial Report 2012
    January 16, 2014 - In accordance with Minnesota Statutes section 216C.18, the Minnesota Department of Commerce issues a State Energy Policy and Conservation Report. Informally referred to as the “Quadrennial” or “Quad Report,” it identifies major emerging trends and issues in Minnesota’s energy supply, consumption, conservation, and costs.
  • Minnesota Energy Future Study Scoping Report
    January 03, 2014 - This report, prepared by the Rocky Mountain Institute for the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, develops the scope for a study of how Minnesota can achieve a sustainable energy system that does not rely on fossil fuels. The report identifies potential approaches and considerations to assess cross-sector opportunities in electrical, transportation, thermal, industrial, and agricultural sectors.
  • The Value of Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) in Minnesota: Solar Thermal and Minnesota Energy and Climate Goals
    January 03, 2014 - This report identifies a series of recommendations designed to reduce market barriers and expand the solar heating and cooling market in Minnesota.
  • White Paper Analysis of Utility-Managed, On-Site Energy Storage in Minnesota
    January 03, 2014 - Pursuant to legislation passed in 2013, the Minnesota Department of Commerce contracted with Strategen Consulting and the Electric Power Research Institute to investigate the potential costs and benefits of installing utility-managed, grid-connected energy storage devices in residential and commercial buildings in Minnesota.
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