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Minnesota Welcomes Public Engagement for HOMES & HEAR

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On June 12, 2024, Minnesota held the first of its HOMES virtual public engagement sessions. Minnesota plans to launch both HOMES and HEAR programs in 2025. The state will hold six in-person forums in July (locations are TBD). Additionally, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has published a public comment form for individuals to submit anonymous comments…

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June 2024 State Updates

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Looking for the latest industry updates in your state and across the nation? Here are our newest and noteworthy updates from June 2024. Click here to find your state and see the latest updates, projects, federal funding information, and events. BPA State Updates Pennsylvania – Pennsylvania BPA will host a virtual info session on Friday,…

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Why Juneteenth Matters to Our Industry and Beyond

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Juneteenth, an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. It wasn’t until 2021, however, that President Biden made Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday. A Brief History On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger, a…

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Efficiency Maine Triennial Plan VI (Fiscal Years 2026-2028)

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An update from Efficiency Maine: The Efficiency Maine Trust (the Trust) has released an overview of its draft three-year strategic plan (Triennial Plan VI) for the period spanning fiscal years 2026, 2027, and 2028. The Trust will hold two public hearings to present this draft plan, answer questions, and take oral comments and suggestions from…

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