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Back to back clean energy events at Lakeland PBS on Thursday October 11th featured a tour of solar, geothermal, and energy efficiency projects, a screening of a new MN clean energy documentary, and local speakers.
BEMIDJI—Back-to-back clean energy events will take place Thursday, Oct. 11, at Lakeland PBS in Bemidji. The afternoon event will offer the public a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lakeland PBS facility, including their cost-saving solar, geothermal, and energy efficiency projects, according to a news...
VIRGINIA, MN – The Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability and others are partnering to bring Solar United Neighbors to the Iron Range to share information about rooftop solar. Three years ago when we had solar panels installed on our roof, we did it because we thought it was the “right...
Minneapolis-St. Paul’s metro area public transit system withdrew a proposal this week to purchase 131 diesel and hybrid buses following public feedback pressuring it to put a greater focus on electrifying its fleet. The Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro Transit, made the decision based...
(Canby MN-) On September 18, a film screening of the new documentary, The Power of Minnesota, will take place at Minnesota West Community and Technical College on the Canby Campus. The film is a collection of stories and voices around Minnesota, highlighting the successes and benefits of renewable...
Minnesota continues to be a national leader in renewable energy. Dan Thiede is with the University of Minnesota Extension Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT). “Minnesota is a real leader in biofuels, but we’re also in to Top 10 in terms of installed wind energy capacity and are currently leading...
Three years ago when we had solar panels installed on our roof, we did it because we thought it was the “right thing to do.” We had just decided to retire right here where we’ve lived for two decades and we were thinking ahead. We haven’t regretted it. Last month our solar panels met 92% of our...
The state of Minnesota and nearly a dozen other government entities will use a collaborative buying approach to build 4 megawatts of on-site solar. Called “Solar Possible,” the initiative used a master contract and a joint request for proposals to select vendors and gather pricing data. The...
What: The Power of Minnesota Documentary When: Tuesday, September 18 from 6 to 9 pm Where: Minnesota West Community and Technical College Campus in Canby This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. Registration is at powerofmncanby.eventbrite.com or call Maggie...
Being green, saving money, engaging the community, and gaining recognition for the city’s efforts in these areas are all reasons that the city of Minnetrista is considering joining the GreenStep Cities program. The GreenStep Cities program is free to all participating cities and spans five...



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