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Electricity at Timm’s Trucking in Morristown is now provided by the company’s new 30.5 kW Solar PV array, locking in today’s energy costs for years to come. Business owner Randy Timm described the double benefit of installing a renewable energy system that was “not only...
City of Farmington
Katie Hosch
Sun, 01/15/2017 - 11:54am
Building operation is a huge cost that most cities, counties, and other local governments have in common. But often there’s a disconnect between building operation and energy savings, one that a new manual...
Getting to 80% renewables in St. Cloud, MN
Joel Haskard
Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:15pm
St. Cloud is one of eight communities in Minnesota recently recognized at the 2016 Clean Energy Community Awards sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. The awards recognized communities that contribute...
Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive
MN Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 01/12/2017 - 1:47pm
Applications for the fourth year of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program will be accepted beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, and ending Feb. 28, 2017. The 10-year, $150-million program helps fund new solar...
The Groom Room in Hawley, MN with solar array in distance
Sophie Lutz
Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:49pm
The Groom Room dog boarding and grooming in Hawley, MN is one example of a small business reaping the benefits of renewable energy. Inspired by another local business, owner Jane Anderson recently installed 72...

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in St. Paul
7:00am to 8:30am
High-performance, super-efficient buildings are a central feature of ensuring a healthy future for all Minnesotans. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is proving that it is possible, affordable – and beneficial to low...
in Saint Paul
9:00am to 11:00am
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...
in Pine River
8:00am to 4:00pm
Join Happy Dancing Turtle for the 11th Annual Back to Basics, The Power of Change! This event combines workshops, vendors/exhibitors, a keynote, lunch, door prizes, and more! Back to Basics brings roughly 400 people together...
in Duluth
8:00am to 4:30pm
The mission of the Energy Design Conference & Expo to provide a valuable, educational and innovative conference focused on the core principles of energy-efficient building and responsible design. At the Energy Design...

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CERTified Campaigns


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 >>

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