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09/14/2017
Most homeowners want an efficient, comfortable and safe home, but getting there can be confusing. According to a press release, the best first step can often be getting a home energy audit. From Sept. 26 to Sept. 28, professionals will be devoting their time and attention to Albert Lea residents...
09/13/2017
The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams or CERTs seeks applications for limited financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (i.e., labor costs only, such as for a consultant...
09/07/2017
Energy efficiency measures like lighting and HVAC, and renewable energy technologies like solar and wind have been taking off in Minnesota for the last decade. Do you and your community need funding to get a community-focused project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help...
08/17/2017
People interested in clean energy toured the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified quarters for the Fond du Lac Band’s Resource Management Division as well as the one megawatt solar array near Black Bear Casino on Wednesday, August 9. The program was sponsored by...
08/15/2017
  The only solar energy project in the entire United States to benefit the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is up and running on the Leech Lake Reservation. The many tribal, environmental and community engagement groups involved during the process are coming together to...
07/31/2017
On July 24, the Maplewood City Council unanimously agreed to join about 360 other cities — including nearby St. Paul, Minneapolis, Falcon Heights and other Twin Cities suburbs — in support of the Paris Climate Agreement. This comes after President Donald Trump recently announced his plans to...
07/28/2017
GRANITE FALLS — Most of the counties in southwestern Minnesota have seen decades of population decline, leaving employers in a fix today. Since 2010, the job vacancy rate in the region has soared 200 percent. Renville County leads the state in agricultural production, and yet it ranks second from...
07/27/2017
Belle Plaine Mayor Chris Meyer recently accepted an award from Project GreenStep. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a challenge, assistance, and recognition program. As one of 113 participating cities and tribal nations, the City of Belle Plaine is helping to lead the way in sustainability across the...
07/24/2017
Saint Anthony Village is winning accolades for moving toward becoming a green city. For a town of fewer than 10,000 residents, Saint Anthony Village in Minnesota is more than ahead of the environmental curve; you could say the city is designing the road. In 2016, Saint Anthony—the first town in...
07/19/2017
Minnesota is on a hot streak in converting sunlight into usable power. The state tripled its solar energy capacity through the first quarter of this year. And, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, it has increased solar output twelve-fold since 2015. The vast majority of that energy...

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