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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

06/17/2016
Click play below to listen to the story: Global climate change might seem to call for global action, but there are efforts going on in places you wouldn’t necessarily look, with countless...
06/17/2016
TRIMONT, Minn. — When the Fullers decided to save their barn and add on a shop, they embarked on a decade-long journey that ended with a reclaimed barn, a geo-thermal heating and cooling system for...
06/16/2016
A consortium of area partners have launched the Chisago Area Clean Energy Hub to help area residents, businesses and institutions implement solar and energy saving projects. A central component of...

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