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Aimee Witteman
Aimee Witteman
Aimee Witteman is Midwest Climate & Energy program director at The McKnight Foundation. Read her bio and follow her on Twitter @aimeewitteman.

Moving on Clean Energy Momentum

Signs of progress in our clean energy economy abound. Businesses are creating new jobs; consumers are saving money and have more choices, while renewable energy is becoming a greater part of the energy mix. These were among some of the key findings in this year’s Solar Jobs Census and Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. Together, […]

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Witteman & Sheehy: Report highlights MN’s emerging clean energy market, more jobs and better pay

A successful transition to a clean energy economy carries with it the long-term economic benefits of highly skilled, well-paying jobs. Last week, Governor Dayton made two important announcements relating to jobs in the clean energy economy. The first: a new $25 million solar project that will be built on top of the two parking ramps […]

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Aimee Witteman: New report adds info, urgency to accelerate low-carbon economy

A few years ago, after 10 or so years spent in small towns and big cities on the west and east coasts, my husband and I returned to our Midwest roots.  Among other things, including being closer to family, we chose to make Minnesota our home because of the low unemployment, easy access to the […]

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Aimee Witteman: Climate change hits home, funders respond

Interview with keynote speaker Jon Foley. McKnight’s board and staff recognize climate change among the most pressing and pervasive problems of our time, already putting at risk all those served by our programs. And as a family foundation with deep roots in Minnesota, we believe there are steps we all can take to help position […]

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Aimee Witteman: Foundations rally around regional strategies with global implications

Last week, representatives from 14 foundations with interests in energy policy and climate change gathered at The McKnight Foundation for a daylong meeting to explore how we might better collaborate around efforts in the Midwest. Convened by McKnight in conjunction with our key regional partners Energy Foundation and RE-AMP, the meeting was designed for the […]

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