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Lighting accounts for 5-10% of total energy use in the average American home and costs $50 to $150 per year in electricity. That might not sound like a huge amount, but when you multiply that by the more than 2 million households in Minnesota, it adds up fast.
Free event by Central Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) highlights heating options Media Contacts:
In 2013 Minnesota passed aggressive laws to move solar energy forward in the state, including new incentives, net-metering reforms, and a requirement that investor-owned utilities generate 1.5 percent of electricity from solar by 2020. A February 2014 report by The Solar Foundation noted that these...
Willmar, MN – The West Central Clean Energy Resource Team (WC CERT) and The Minnesota Project are presenting an educational program on how to pursue funding to support an LED lighting retrofit project on Thursday, March 13, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Life Center Auditorium of MinnWest...
The recent propane shortage and soaring prices have Minnesotans thinking about other ways to heat their buildings. If they’ve been considering biomass, then they’re in luck, because Minnesota has a new statewide team for supporting high-efficiency wood energy systems. The Minnesota Statewide Wood...
It is an energizing New Year for communities across Minnesota. The state’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are awarding Seed Grants to 34 innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in communities from Slayton to Grand Marais, and from Warren to Rochester.
This weekend, Minnesotans will be taking out those boxes of old, tangled holiday lights. When the lights no longer work, people can now ring in the holidays by recycling those broken light strands at more than 450 locations across the state. Many will also be upgrading to new, efficient LED...
CERTs seeks to provide Seed Grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota. Project proposals should be for a community-based energy efficiency or renewable energy project that also provides a forum for community education about energy...
Duluth, MN – Join the Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT) from 1-4pm Friday, June 7th to learn about clean energy in Duluth! We’ll start at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) and see recent clean energy innovations, including a LEED-certified hockey rink. After...
From Earth Day 2012 to Earth Day 2013, two Minnesota families and hundreds of their teammates have been competing in the Family Energy FACE-OFF to see who can save more energy. The two teams are the Mill Pond Minimizers, led by Jeff Vetsch, Anne Dybsetter, and their children Henry (age 5) and Hazel...



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