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Solar is a win-win-win for incentive recipients, economy and environment. Ron and Kathy Gray of Kellogg, Minn., applied for the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program in 2015 and were selected to receive the incentive. They had a 9.9 kW rooftop solar system installed on their...
Youth Be the Spark participants
Marcell Mikkelson
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:25pm
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light (MNIPL) is an organization that works with faith communities across Minnesota to address the problem of climate change through education and opportunities to become a part of...
City of Trimont water tower
Sophie Lutz
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:49pm
The City of Trimont in South Central Minnesota is leading the way for small cities looking to revamp their street lighting and improve their buildings. The city recently transitioned to LED street lights and...
Fully loaded power strip | Photo by Richard Drew, AP
Dan Thiede
Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:39pm
Recently, Elizabeth Dunbar at Minnesota Public Radio published a story all about the rising energy use of our personal workstations—that mess of cords at your desk powering all of your stuff. Read on for an...
8.5kW Winona residential solar installation by Innovative Power Systems in 2010
Chris Meyer
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:47am
Over sixty Winona county residents crowded into the Winona City Hall on a recent brisk March Saturday morning to learn the “Seven Steps to a Solar Ready Home.” Because every dollar spend on energy...

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Green Building leaders are at the forefront – locally, regionally and nationally – in creating global action to reduce our environmental impact, improve our health and well being, and create new economic opportunities...
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Join city staff to learn about topics related to the best practices of the Minnesota GreenStep Cities Program. These technical workshops will be held the first Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:00am every month (September...
11:00am to 12:00pm
Condensing boilers are one of the most promising natural gas technologies for reducing Minnesota commercial energy use. However, many newly installed systems only achieve a fraction of their expected energy savings. The...
in Saint Paul
7:00am to 8:30am
With Minnesota’s electricity mix becoming cleaner and less expensive – and oil and gas becoming dirtier, riskier and more costly – is it time to transition to a more electric economy? Fresh Energy thinks the answer is a...

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options. Start finding the right lights >>

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

 
Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

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Minnesota Department of Commerce Division of Energy Resources University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission