Helping Minnesota communities determine their 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 Clean Energy Scrapbook entries, or find someone to contact.

Press Releases

Lighting accounts for 5-10% of total energy use in the average American home and costs $50 to $150 per year in electricity. That might not sound like a huge amount, but when you multiply that by the m...
Free event by Central Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) highlights heating options
In 2013 Minnesota passed aggressive laws to move solar energy forward in the state, including new incentives, net-metering reforms, and a requirement that investor-owned utilities generate 1.5 percent...

CERTs in the News

Wilkes, GM co-chair of MN Greenstep Cities, to talk about the program and what it means for changing Grand Marais towards sustainability. Wilkes goes in depth on how sustainability deals with social...
ST. CLOUD — Local businesses are looking at options to make their companies more energy efficient. Today (Wednesday) business leaders met at St. Cloud City Hall for the 2014 St. Cloud Area Green...
St. Louis Park, where new apartment and condo buildings sprout like weeds, may become home to a far more unusual development: a community powered by organic waste. Developer Chris Velasco of...