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Minnesotans Building a Clean Energy Future


Download CERTs Fact Sheet The Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

We empower communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices for their homes, businesses, and local institutions.

Learn more about CERTs, meet our staff, or check out our structure. You can also see press releases and news sightings, read and submit testimonials, or find someone to contact.

Press Releases

04/26/2016
When it comes to sustainability, it’s more likely these days that cities are working on advancing energy, water, economic, and environmental practices than not. This sense that ‘everyone’s doing it’ w...
01/06/2016
It is an energizing New Year for communities across Minnesota. The state’s Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are awarding Seed Grants to 39 innovative renewable energy and energy efficiency projects...
11/15/2015
RAM and the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) are once again working together to provide the Recycle Your Holidays™(RYH) program to Minnesotans. Hundreds of drop-off sites are available to Minnesota...

CERTs in the News

06/21/2017
They say success has many parents. I think that is really true, in the best way. Just this month Red Wing was designated level 4 in Minnesota GreenStep Cities and recognized for this accomplishment...
06/20/2017
Winona is taking official steps to be recognized for its environmental work. The Minnesota GreenStep Cities program is a free and voluntary system that offers ways for cities a pathway to achieve...
06/19/2017
The League of Minnesota Cities recognized 33 member cities and one tribal community at the 2017 Annual Conference June 15 for demonstrating commitment to sustainability best practices and advancing...

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

    CERTs Partners:

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