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04/09/2014
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 Forum. Presentations were giving by Saint Paul Port Authority and the Clean Energy Resource Teams to...
03/07/2014
Minnesota can expect exponential growth in solar power over the next seven years under the state’s new energy law, a state Commerce Department official said Friday. “There has been a real ramping up of solar deployment in this state and we expect to see that increase by a great deal,...
03/07/2014
This year’s solar energy incentive program is over-subscribed, providing more evidence of the state’s strong interest in expanding solar energy, state Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman said Friday. The Made in Minnesota incentive program helps homeowners and businesses install solar...
01/28/2014
The latest in bright energy ideas will come to the University of St. Thomas on March 7, giving people in the solar industry or anyone who works in government or nonprofits related to energy a chance to learn. “This is the first year we’ve had it in Minnesota,” said Laura...
01/16/2014
Wind energy generation is one step closer to being a reality for Royalton. The city began investigating wind energy in earnest in 2012 when Mayor Andrea Lauer and Council Member Al Libke began meeting with SheerWind executives about a possible system in Royalton. The City Council authorized Lauer...
01/14/2014
A little money goes a long way. That’s the motto of budget-minded households, frugal shoppers and the Minnesota CERT organization. CERTs, Clean Energy Resource Teams, in Minnesota help promote eco-friendly practices through advocacy, education and funding green projects throughout the state...
01/04/2014
Your old Christmas lights can find new life, thanks to a niche recycling program. “This is keeping valuable materials out of landfills and re-purposing them,” said Maggie Mattacola, director of the Recycling Association of Minnesota, which runs the “Recycle Your Holidays”...
12/31/2013
If you haven’t taken your Christmas tree down yet, there’s still time to get it recycled, but the deadline is Saturday. “There are several drop sites in the county,” said Billeye Rabbe, Solid Waste Coordinator for Faribault and Martin counties… Another program...
12/25/2013
The city of Eden Prairie is again participating in the Recycle Your Holidays program, sponsored by the Recycling Association of Minnesota. All three Eden Prairie Liquor locations are among the places with bins for residents to drop off their old and unwanted light strands. According to Maggie...
12/24/2013
Whether you know it or not, one of your New Year’s resolutions will be conserving energy. Starting January 1, most 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will no longer be manufactured for sale in the United States. “This is the final phase of the multi-year incandescent phase-out...

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