Minneapolis, St. Paul energy conservation nonprofits merge (StarTribune)

From the StarTribune:
 
Two complementary Twin Cities nonprofits, best known for helping residents pinpoint home inefficiencies and lower their energy usage, turned the magnifying glass on themselves this year. They realized they, too, could be a bit more efficient.
 
The Minneapolis-based Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) and the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in St. Paul announced they will merge to improve operations and to extend their outreach.
 
“We try to convince people of the importance of energy efficiency,” said Chris Duffrin, president of CEE, who will head the newly merged nonprofit. “We are talking to our customers about it. It’s important to look at ourselves as well.”
 
The new nonprofit, with offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, will have 120 employees and a $16 million annual budget. No employees will be laid off...