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Sam Thai Cuisine, like several other restaurants, found that simple behavior change measures had significant impacts on energy usage
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The big National Drive Electric Week event is coming up this weekend—Sunday, September 21st from 1:00 to 4:00pm at the State Capitol Mall. To learn more about the event and electric vehicles (EVs) in general, we spoke with Matthew Blackner, Founder of ZEF Energy.
Jim Beecher of St. Louis Park drives a 2013 Nissan Leaf
Joel Haskard
Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:22am
More and more electric vehicles (EVs) are entering the national marketplace and hitting Minnesota roads. CERTs is doing a series of interviews with EV drivers to learn about their experiences. Meet Jim: Jim...
MN GreenCorps
Alexis Troschinetz
Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:42pm
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in AmeriCorps service with Minnesota GreenCorps for immediate placement during the 2014-2015 program...
Touring solar installations at Carleton College before learning about community solar opportunities
Michelle Palm
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:58am
Minnesotans came together at Carleton College’s Weitz Center on Thursday, August 21st to learn about community solar gardens and three projects around the Southeast CERT region. This open event was held to educate...
Tim Johnson, pastor of Cherokee Park United Church in St. Paul, says visitors frequently inquire about the church’s solar array. (Photo by Ken Paulman / Midwest Energy News)
Frank Jossi
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:35am
This story by Frank Jossi is republished from the original at Midwest Energy News. Bethel Evangelical Lutheran and Minnesota Community Solar came together earlier this year to promote a solar garden that will sit...
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Maggie Kozak
Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:37am
Love energy efficiency, renewables, and helping others save money? Like to work with local units of government on helping them finance their clean energy projects? Then consider joining CERTs! We have a new...

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in Austin
11:00am to 4:00pm
At RE-fest you’ll learn how you can take action to conserve the Earth’s limited resources and make positive changes in your community. We encourage you to participate in and enjoy a variety of activities: Exhibitors will...
in St. Paul
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Twin Cities Drive Electric Day 2014 will be at the Lower Capitol Mall in front of the State Capitol building in Saint Paul. MLK Street will be closed so plug-in vehicle owners are invited to show their vehicles on the street...
11:00am to 12:00pm
You have your data in B3 Benchmarking, and now you’re asking yourself, “How do I communicate this information?” In this session, we will: discuss who should hear about building performance, walk...
in Minneapolis
9:00am to 4:00pm
Law Seminars International is pleased to announce the sixth annual “Renewables in the Midwest” Conference in Minneapolis. The Midwest contains the nation’s most valuable renewable energy resources and is a...

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Gobble Up Savings with LEDs

Gobble up savings in turkey barns
CERTs is helping turkey farmers reduce energy use by upgrading to LED lighting in their barns. Gobble up lighting savings >>

Light Up Your Station & Save with LEDs

Start saving with LED canopy lights
CERTs is helping Minnesota service stations save energy by upgrading to LED canopy lighting. Learn more >>