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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

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...
06/09/2015
Farmers and rural small businesses are essential to the fabric of Minnesota—its economy, environment and communities. Helping them reduce costs with energy efficiency and take control of their energy...

CERTs in the News

08/04/2015
Green doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work and collaboration to make truly smart environmental steps. So, when the University of Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Team was looking...
07/29/2015
GreenStep Cities leader DeAndra O’Connell, along with City Administrator Shannon Stassen, presented a solar assessment to the Crookston City Council Ways & Means Committee this week....
07/22/2015
The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth. The League honored Oakdale with...