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04/29/2013
In the aftermath of a severe economic recession that left numerous businesses and individuals struggling, the start of this decade has been a time of tight budgets and fragile futures for many. It therefore seemed like perfect timing when we, as a student group from the University of Minnesota,...
04/24/2013
MARSHALL – A local movement to make Marshall a cleaner, greener place has been making progress, said Marshall GreenStep coordinator Tom Hoff at Tuesday’s meeting of the Marshall City Council. After action by the council, the group hopes to gain a full-time worker to help with planning...
04/23/2013
Maple Grove is one of 54 Minnesota cities to have signed up as a “GreenStep City,” vowing to strive toward environmental sustainability. The city’s membership became official in December 2012, with a resolution that talked about moving “energy self-reliance,” “...
04/23/2013
Shorewood is one of 54 Minnesota cities to have signed up as a “GreenStep City,” vowing to strive toward environmental sustainability. The city’s membership became official in June 2011, with a resolution that talked about moving “sustainable development practices”...
04/20/2013
Como Oil and Propane and Cook County Local Energy Project’s (CCLEP) residential energy efficiency program (REEP), a pilot project, have announced a partnership to promote energy efficiency in Cook County. Luke Janeksela, general manager at Como, expressed his company’s interest last week in...
04/19/2013
In Cottage Grove, all traffic signals will be switched over to energy-efficient LED lighting by the end of this year. In Oakdale, new public buildings, including a new fire station and the Discovery Center at Oakdale Nature Preserve, are required to be built with such features as thicker...
03/23/2013
Mike Carlson receives the first Residential Energy Efficiency Project (REEP) rebate check from Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) Coordinator Virginia Danfelt. The Carlsons are the first homeowners to complete improvements and qualify for an audit rebate that is part of the REEP pilot...
03/09/2013
Keith Butcher, Energy Services representative with Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) for the Grand Marais PUC, and Virginia Danfelt, Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP), will team up to offer a Homeowner Energy Efficiency Workshop at the Cook County Higher Education (CCHE)...
02/21/2013
Sleek, shiny and black, the Chevrolet Volt parked Wednesday in the corner of the exhibition hall at River’s Edge Convention Center wasn’t attracting big crowds. But the car did turn a few heads of passersby at the Clean Energy Resource Teams conference, signaling a small but growing interest in...
02/20/2013
Dan Thiede with CERTs spends some time on Ox in the Afternoon talking about the CERTs 2013 Conference, including the project-focused nature of the event, the renewable energy and energy efficiency sessions on the 2nd day, and the action-oriented regional sessions at the end of the conference. Click...

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