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Sam Thai Cuisine, like several other restaurants, found that simple behavior change measures had significant impacts on energy usage
The City of White Bear Lake, in collaboration with the Food Service Energy Leadership Program (FSELP), received an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) to provide technical...

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October 4th, 2014 from 10am-4pm the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society will be hosting the Minnesota Renewable Energy Tour, which features 50+ exemplary homes, businesses, and institutions that have incorporated renewable energy systems into the design and operation of their...
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced the incentive amounts for the 2015 Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.
Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:08am
The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced on August 12, 2014, the incentive amounts for the second year (2015) of its 10-year, $15-million-a-year Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program. The solar incentive...
Eichten's organic cheese farm's soon to be 1 megawatt Community Solar Garden
Stacey Pederson
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:00pm
Solar is becoming more and more popular among families and businesses interested in installing renewable energy projects in Minnesota, especially as new opportunities to participate are developed. Stacey Pederson,...
Brad enjoys making trips around the metro in his Mitsubishi MiEV!
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:48pm
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 Brad: Brad...
Sam and his family love both their Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt!
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:07pm
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 Sam & Fam...
Susie Kukkonen loves her Leaf and thinks its fun to drive!
Joel Haskard
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:54pm
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 Susie &...

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Maggie Kozak is the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Event Programming Coordinator for the University of Minnesota’s Regional Sustainable...

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Featured Event

in Saint Paul
9:00am to 9:00pm
The Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair is an indoor green space with lush rain gardens, an eco home, live entertainment, and cutting-edge displays on renewable energy, new fuels and vehicles, and organic farming....
in Northfield
1:00pm to 4:00pm
You’re invited to join Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (SE CERT) and University of Minnesota Extension’s Southeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships Thursday, August 21st 1:00 – 4:00pm at...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 6:00pm
Twin Cities community members, entrepreneurs, and community development groups will come together to share, discuss, and collaborate towards a just and sustainable economy in concert with youth leaders visiting the Twin...
in Slayton
1:00pm
The Rural Minnesota Energy Board is committed to cooperating in a joint venture to provide the greatest public service benefit possible for the 18 county area encompassed by the Counties in policy, planning, management, and...

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CERTified Campaigns


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 >>