Upcoming Events

December 1, 2020 | 11am-12:30pm


As Minnesota’s transportation sector moves toward more electrification, cities and counties have a unique role to play. In addition to installing charging infrastructure, cities should adopt building codes, explore right-of-way charging policies, coordinate with the state on electric vehicle signage, and much more.

This webinar will answer the following questions:

  • What policies should cities adopt?
  • What unique role do cities play?
  • Which Minnesota cities are leading the way on policy adoption?
December 1, 2020 | 1-2pm


This introduction to electrified transportation gives attendees the basics about EVs, including information on where and how to charge them and the latest market developments. It also covers the economic and environmental benefits of electric transportation and how the state can overcome the remaining barriers to greater EV adoption.

December 1, 2020 | 2:15-3pm


This virtual test drive experience will show off three different EVs and their features. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with EV and understand the joy, power, and quiet of driving electric, right from their own home.

December 1, 2020 | 11am-12pm


In this webinar, Ben Schoenbauer, senior research engineer at the Center for Energy and Environment, will discuss the current state of cooling in Minnesota; innovations in cooling technology; barriers to higher-performance cooling systems; and opportunities for homeowners, contractors, and programs to increase the overall performance and energy efficiency of their systems.

December 3, 2020 | 1-2:30pm


The electric transportation future can offer numerous economic benefits such as:

  • supporting existing electric vehicle (EV) jobs,
  • attracting EV manufacturing jobs and additional indirect jobs associated with the sector, and
  • small businesses investing in chargers to attract customers and tourists

This panel discussion features experts who will speak to these benefits for Minnesota, and what is needed for the state to establish itself as a leader in transportation electrification. There will also be a breakout session to further explore topics.

December 3, 2020 | 10am-12pm


Get ready for winter with this informative, interactive homeowner  class. Learn how to seal up cracks and drafts, do basic window and door  repairs, and other simple homeowner winterization tips and tricks. Renovation specialist, Eric Cheever, will show attendees a variety of  home maintenance techniques from simple, easy-to-do repairs to ideas on how to fix those nagging problem areas. The class will include live demos, videos and time for Q & A.

December 4, 2020 | 11am-12pm


Join the authors of a forthcoming report for a discussion on the opportunities for a Green Bank in Minnesota, including job retention and creation, expanding access to low- and moderate income communities and decreasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

December 4, 2020 | 10am-12pm


As the transportation sector becomes more electric, businesses have a unique role to play. This webinar will cover the following:

  • incentives to help build charging infrastructure
  • main considerations for building charging infrastructure for fleets, workplaces, public locations, and large apartments and condos
  • how Minnesota compares to other states in developing charging infrastructure
December 10, 2020 | 1-2pm


In this webinar Russ Landry (Center for Energy and Environment), Steve Mulqueen (Cascade Energy), Melanie Lord (Slipstream), and Jim Kelsey (kW Engineering) discuss the barriers and opportunities for utility driven commercial and industrial (C&I) refrigeration efficiency. 

December 16, 2020 | 9am-11am


Join us for a workshop to learn more about reusing building materials from construction and demolition.

January 21, 2021 | 11am-12pm


2050 Partners will discuss results from an eighteen-month process to develop a Roadmap for a Minnesota Codes and Standard Program that will deliver cost-effective energy savings and establish a pathway for Minnesota utilities to participate in and claim savings from program codes and standards activities.


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