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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

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...
06/23/2015
Members of the public, local community leaders, utilities, businesses, congregations, and schools are invited to join a discussion and tour of a local community solar installation Thursday, July 9th 1...

CERTs in the News

02/11/2016
At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Aitkin City Council learned about Minnesota GreenStep Cities and the 29 best practices it tracks. “Cities are where a lot of energy gets spent,” said Bill Mittlefehldt,...
02/10/2016
The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy...
01/21/2016
Willmar — A clean energy program that allows businesses to invest in energy-saving measures and pay for the improvements through a property tax assessment is coming to Kandiyohi County. The County...

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