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

Over 100 cities advancing energy, water, economic, and environmental practices  
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...
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

La Crescent is moving toward becoming a greener city, with the help of the Minnesota GreenStep program. With the assistance of a $3,000 grant from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, La...
Jubilee Market & Peacemeals, USDA program both win with grant funding for renewable, efficient energy systems, improvements   It was an evening of celebration, “REAP”ing what they have...
WORTHINGTON — For years, cooks at Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant worked next to refrigerators that produced so much heat that air conditioners had to be placed in the kitchen. The small restaurant,...

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