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EPA’s RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative (RE-Powering) encourages the revitalization and reuse of current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites through the development of renewable energy projects, when such development is aligned with a...
Touring NRRI's biomass research
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/08/2016 - 3:24pm
The mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is to “deliver research solutions to balance our economy, resources and environment for resilient communities....
Attendees learn about 10MW solar PV array under construction at Camp Ripley
Sarah Hayden Shaw
Fri, 08/05/2016 - 3:22pm
The U.S. Military and National Guard have been leaders when it comes to adopting clean energy, and Camp Ripley in Little Falls is ahead of the pack in Minnesota. What are they doing? That’s what 50...
Clean Energy Accelerator
Trevor Drake
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:29pm
Communities across Minnesota are looking to take action on clean energy projects, but sometimes knowing where to start, who to involve, and how to get from an idea to a completed project are steps that make the...
Solar panels on the roof of Falcon Heights City Hall
Mauricio Leon
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 3:12pm
Five Minnesota cities in the Twin Cities Metro have been selected as partners for the Local Government Project for Energy Planning (LoGoPEP), an initiative that is developing energy planning tools for local...

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Bill Mittlefehldt joined the NE CERTs team early in 2008. After earning three Master’s degrees, he used that foundation to build an...

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in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
When you’re at the Minnesota State Fair, plan to stop by the Eco Experience building on the north end of the fairgrounds to boost your energy IQ at the Minnesota Department of Commerce Home Energy exhibit....
in Waseca
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefiting from solar energy is no longer only available to those who can afford and utilize solar panels on their homes. With...
in Bemidji
10:30am to 2:00pm
Join the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) Bemidji event! AESP is a fun group of energy geeks (consider being a member for only $40!), and they have 4 meetings a year…This one will be in Bemidji....
in Bemidji
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Join Northwest Clean Energy Resource Team (NW CERT) and Bemidji State University (BSU) to learn about Electric Vehicles (EVs), charging stations, and EV infrastructure in northwestern Minnesota. Agenda: 2:00...

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CERTified Campaigns

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 >>

Milk the Savings Dairy Energy Efficiency Program

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
CERTs is guiding dairy farmers across Minnesota through the steps necessary to save energy in their operations. Learn more >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future


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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