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Over forty people from around southeast Minnesota visited Norm and Mary Erickson’s solar-powered greenhouse and hazelnut farm recently in Lake City as part of a Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) free tour focusing on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
The Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce is hosting a series of Distributed Generation Workshops to examine opportunities and issues related to greater development of distributed generation resources in Minnesota.
On September 1st, 2011 Metro CERT held a reception for its 2010-2011 seed grant recipients. The eight projects that were funded in the region are now completed, and the event was a chance for recipients to celebrate and share stories about the projects. Attendees included seed grant recipients, steering committee, review committee and CERTs staff...
Breezy Point, MN: On Tuesday, August 30th, the Central Clean Energy Resource Team paired up with their partners leading the HUD Sustainable Communities Initiative in Central Minnesota to host a session on how to implement the Minnesota GreenStep Cities best practices.
Grand Rapids, MN: Folks from northern Minnesota joined CERTs for an inspiring event about how the biomass industry will play a key role in Minnesota’s energy future and its future economic development.
Over the past few years, the use of solar power for commercial and residential applications has seen substantial growth in Minnesota. The interest was evident as over 40 people gathered to hear from industry experts and entrepreneurs at an event highlighting solar opportunities in Minnesota. The event was hosted by West Central Clean Energy Resource...
Did you know that Bemidji State University (BSU) has saved thousands of dollars through methods you can replicate in your own business, organization, municipality, or community? Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT) convened a ‘Meet ‘n Greet’ tour of BSU’s improvements May 26th. Over 70 people joined the tour, including...
Could there be a profitable use for “waste” and other effluents, through use of biogas digesters? Over 40 people met to learn the answer to this and other questions at an event hosted by Southwest Clean Energy Resource Team (SW CERT) held in the lower level of the New Ulm Public Library on May 12th, 2011.
Did you know that Rochester is home to Minnesota’s first electric car charging station? Over 60 people joined the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) and Cascade Meadow Wetlands & Environmental Science Center April 26 to learn more about electric cars and their needed infrastructure from utility...
Duluth spends $200 million a year on energy costs, with $80 million of that in the residential sector, primarily to heat homes. How can people add to their home’s comfort while saving substantially on their energy bills? People gathering at the Central Hillside Community Center for the Northeast Clean Energy Resource Teams (NE CERT) on April 7th...


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