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11/15/2014
Esri, the world leader in mapping technology, today announced the winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014. The announcement was made during the Opening Session of the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego. Developers were tasked to create mobile apps that enabled communities to...
11/14/2014
It’s time to consider solar power again. Better technology and lower prices are making solar power in 2014 achievable and more affordable than in the past. Two types of solar power are available – thermal collectors heat air and water; photovoltaic (photo – light and voltaic – electrical...
11/12/2014
Minnesotans are squinting up at the sun and leaning into the wind in efforts to link their pocketbooks and the natural environment to benefit both from clean energy development and economic development. We now get about 15 percent of our total electricity generated by windmills on wind farms,...
10/21/2014
Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission Executive Director Dawn Hegland and Marketing Director Melissa Carruth were on hand at Tuesday’s Yellow Medicine County Board meeting on behalf of the UMVRDC and The Western Minnesota Prairie Waters Regional Tourism organization. Covering a...
10/21/2014
Edina loves its Hornets. We’ll soon see how it feels about bees. In the interest of becoming a greener city, Edina is considering lifting its ban on keeping bees and chickens in city neighborhoods. In doing so, the city would join more than a dozen other Hennepin County cities that allow...
10/15/2014
From a bird’s eye view, Southeast Como in Minneapolis, Minnesota is a swatch of green. But where Southeast Elm Street begins, the tree-lined residences give way to gray-roofed industrial space. Now equipped with a $3,000 seed grant from Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams, the neighborhood is...
10/14/2014
CLOQUET – Cloquet is working to save millions of dollars by considering becoming Minnesota’s newest GreenStep City. It’s a program designed to help cities switch to clean energy. It doesn’t cost anything to join; just a commitment to become more energy efficient. “We...
10/01/2014
Paul Wicklund drives from Brooklyn Park to Chaska to work five days a week. He might think about traffic or weather, but he doesn’t concern himself with finding a gas station on his drive. That’s because his car doesn’t need it. He drives a Nissan Leaf EV, which is all electric...
09/30/2014
While relying on a solar map certainly isn’t a prerequisite for installing an effective home system, they’re useful for a wide range of applications and contexts, including residential, commercial, government and utility-scale functions. If you want to determine the best places to install solar,...
09/30/2014
With 27 stops from Mankato to Winona — including nine in Rochester — the southeast Minnesota section of the 2014 Minnesota Solar Tour has a renewable energy solution for everyone. Sponsored by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society, statewide the tour includes nearly 60 homes, businesses and...

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