A survey conducted by nonprofit organization The Solar Foundation found Minnesota’s solar job total has increased from 1,995 in 2015 to 4,602 in 2018, making it 15th in the nation for solar workforce size.
The deal is aimed at helping Ecolab customers better understand its work in hygiene, food safety, and related products and practices.
The sale to global water management company Kurita Water Industries will allow Allete to invest in more clean energy opportunities.
The St. Paul-based water and energy giant is spinning off the business – which deals with oil field chemicals production and well drilling and chemistry – in response to its growth and changing management needs.
The price and specifics of the deal were not disclosed, but by teaming up with Holchem, a supplier of hygiene and cleaning products, Ecolab is looking to better serve European markets.
Current plant employees will be offered positions with Xcel following the transaction.
The collaboration involves connecting Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy with consumers through Google Assistant. The Xcel features of the voice-action technology will evolve over time.
Mayor Jacob Frey and City Council member Steve Fletcher praised an Xcel and Public Utilities Commission decision to pull funding for the Crown Hydro project, as it’s no longer favored by the city or public.
The two-year program, approved by state officials in April, will verify expected carbon footprint cuts and cost savings of at-home charging equipment, installation and energy usage for vehicle owners.
Casey’s addition to Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy’s board was made effective immediately.
Last year solar jobs dropped 4 percent nationwide, while in Minnesota they rose 48.2 percent. Many installers complain that they can’t get enough labor for the demand.
The city’s latest commitment also stresses bringing underserved communities into the fold, pursuing environmental improvements despite actions elsewhere in government.
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will allow a rollout of a program testing a new, more efficient solution for at-home charging.
The St. Charles-based company expects to have two additional manufacturing plants operating by the end of 2019.
The water and energy company plans to give $25 million to its nonprofit Ecolab Foundation.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Ecolab did admit Cascade had sales last year of approximately $35 million.
Utilities say market forces and new technology, not politics,
have dethroned “King Coal.”
Founded in 1923 as Economics Laboratory, by 2017 Ecolab employed 38,000 workers in over 170 countries.
Baker earned the recognition for his work growing Ecolab and the state’s economy.
The Wayzata-based company already operates biodiesel plants in the nearby states of Iowa and Missouri.
He succeeds Carl Casale, who led the company through record sales and earnings growth.
Less than a year and a half ago, the company raised $25 million from investors.
Abednego ran a $40-million-a-year business within the auto industry serving companies like Kia, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Chrysler and more.
The company uses a unique thermoplastic (made from recycled garbage) to manufacture building materials.
The 22 solar garden installations, once completed next year, will bring an additional 140 megawatts of power to the state.
Stock replaces former CEO Madhu Vuppuluri, who has been repositioned within the capital management division of Essar Steel Minnesota’s parent company.
The electric provider was only outranked by California-based utilities.
The city estimates it will save $28,000 this year on electricity through the agreement.
The state is seeing one of largest solar expansions in the country.
A recent report said the state’s clean energy workforce is expected to grow by 4.4 percent over the next 12 months.