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04/19/2017
The city and township of La Crescent have joined hands as they enter the green bandwagon together. The two municipalities entered a power purchase agreement April 10 with Winona Renewable Energy for the installation of solar panels on the roof of La Crescent’s Fire Station and Community Building...
04/18/2017
Bigger is better, especially when it comes to educating folks about our planet. Perhaps that’s why Earth Day 2017 is really almost a week of activity in Rochester, ranging from a talk about soil and a near net-zero home tour to the annual climate march to the EarthFest Expo. “We...
04/18/2017
The nation’s first ever attempt to have municipal governments collectively buy power from community solar gardens was a modest success, according to a new report. While municipalities in other parts of the country have come together to buy rooftop solar, none had ever tried it to capture cost...
04/14/2017
At 1:30 p.m. in the community center, Joel Haskard of Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Teams will provide practical, useable strategies for home and business energy efficiency. Click here to read the full article >>
04/12/2017
Jordan has been implementing policies and practices to go green over the years, and right now the city is poised to be recognized as a Step 3 GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and...
04/10/2017
Think a solar garden subscription might be for you? In honor of Earth Day, come to Red Wing City Hall 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, to learn how solar subscriptions work and to meet and talk with local providers. Chris Meyer from Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams will speak on the topic and...
04/06/2017
Andersen Corp. was recognized for advancing and expanding energy efficiency performance across the Andersen product portfolio. The company was also noted for promoting Energy Star through an integrated marketing effort, such as social media infographics, bylined articles, educational videos, and an...
04/04/2017
Any governmental project presents particular challenges, from entrenched bureaucracies to slow-moving approvals. As a result, solar developers might be frightened by the idea of getting involved with a project involving multiple municipalities. But a new study out of Minnesota suggests...
04/03/2017
The nation’s first ever attempt to have municipal governments collectively buy power from community solar gardens was a modest success, according to a new report. While municipalities in other parts of the country have come together to buy rooftop solar, none had ever tried it to capture cost...
03/20/2017
The city of St. Cloud has launched a project to use renewable energy to power its sprawling wastewater treatment plant. Clean Energy Resource Teams government outreach coordinator Peter Lindstrom says that other cities are paying attention to St. Cloud’s cutting-edge methane recapture...

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