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The MNIPL — a faith coalition focused on reducing greenhouse gases and promoting climate justice (and a member of RE-AMP, which publishes Midwest Energy News) — has put out a request for proposals to developers to see if any would look at creating a program that would serve both...
Made in Minnesota Solar Thermal Rebate Program
Joel Haskard
Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:44pm
More Minnesotans will have access to affordable solar thermal systems after the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that it will offer rebates beginning March 18 to residents, businesses, nonprofits, and...
The Gibbs family installed a 39,840-watt PV solar system on the south side of a livestock barn
Dan Thiede
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:26pm
This article is republished from the original by Andrea Johnson, Assistant Editor of Farm and Ranch Guide. It’s time to consider solar power again.   Better technology and lower prices are making solar...
Jake Jacobsen with his wind turbine
Alexis Troschinetz
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:06pm
Zoom around the Upper-Midwest (and linger a while in Minnesota!) to see excellent on-farm renewable energy projects. The potential uses and benefits of renewable energy to rural communities are huge. In fact,...
Minnesota GreenCorps Program
Dan Thiede
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 2:42pm
Looking for support to advance your energy and environment projects? Minnesota GreenCorps members are a great way to add capacity to your organization and grow young leaders. About the Program: Minnesota...
CERTs staff getting silly at the conference
Dan Thiede
Wed, 03/25/2015 - 4:10pm
On March 10-11, 550 Minnesotans from all over the state gathered in St. Cloud for the CERTs 2015 Conference to learn about successful energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, connect with peers, and get...

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9:00am to 5:00pm
This 10-week course offers engaging, frank, instruction from energy engineer Marc Rosenbaum. You’ll walk away with all the key components of a zero net energy home – and even design one as your capstone project. Marc...
9:00am to 5:00pm
Spend six weeks learning how well your buildings are performing with expert guidance every step of the way. Learn what data you need to gather, how to analyze it, and when you need energy monitoring hardware. Students will...
in Minneapolis
12:00pm to 6:00pm
One of The Carlson School of Management’s newest student organizations is bringing together business leaders in the Twin Cities for a conference that is the first of its kind in the region. The Carlson MBA Energy Club (MBAEC...
in Edina
The City of Edina Energy & Environment Commission is recognizing Earth Day with the 4th Annual Environmental Forum entitled “Here Comes the Sun: Clean, Carbon-Free Energy Independence.” The forum will be held at Edina...

CERTs 2015 Conference

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Presentations and photos from the event are now available!   Learn more >>

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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 >>