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08/17/2016
Normandale students, from right, Sophia Flumerfelt, Naomi Nagel and Tim DeCesare discussed their award-winning project with Garrison McMurtrey of U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office. Wastewater treatment plants in the United States discharge 365 billion gallons of water a day, and according to a...
08/17/2016
The Region Nine Renewable Energy Task Force and Clean Energy Resource Teams have planned a series of free, informational workshops to answer questions about solar power options. Each workshop will cover information on community solar gardens and solar options for homeowners, farmers, commercial...
08/12/2016
With mammoth solar arrays popping up in south central Minnesota and more being planned, two organizations have scheduled workshops aimed at shining light on the opportunities the community solar gardens present. A trio of informational meetings will be held in the area to educate average folks...
08/08/2016
Chris Meyer, Southeast CERT Coordinator, is looking for a few new stops. Meyer, who is helping organize the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society’s Annual Solar Tour set for Oct. 1, is hoping to find tour stops that will focus on the evolving nature of renewable and sustainable energy in...
08/07/2016
With the $25 million, 63-acre solar panel array nearly complete, staff at Camp Ripley showed the public the field of solar panels and gave them a look at sustainability at the military base in general. Environmental Supervisor Marty Skoglund outlined some of the projects on camp. Other than...
08/02/2016
Camp Ripley’s energy efficiency and renewable energy project is one of a kind. The project is a partnership between Camp Ripley and Minnesota Power and has been in the works for almost three years. The project serves several different purposes for the base. The solar field is located on the...
08/02/2016
The August 2nd, 2016 Climate Cast focused on the technologies and practices that are making a difference in the fight against rising global temperatures. MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with three experts about what’s working and what other potential solutions are coming down the...
08/02/2016
Heidi Holtan and John Latimer with Northern Community Radio interview Dan Thiede, CERTs Communications Manager, about the energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at Camp Ripley – Minnesota National Guard. The interview is a preview to the event that CERTs held on August 2nd, 2016...
08/02/2016
CAMP RIPLEY—Crews are installing 3,600 solar panels a day to help the Minnesota National Guard capture the power of the sun. Working in conjunction with Minnesota Power, the Guard is about 75 percent complete with a $25 million solar panel project at Camp Ripley that is expected to make the base...
07/29/2016
COLERAINE – The public is invited to join a sneak peek tour of in-progress clean energy projects at NRRI’s Coleraine lab on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 2 – 4:30 p.m. This free event is hosted by Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT). The tour of NRRI’s clean energy projects includes:...

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