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02/15/2016
Listen to the interview: Lake Region Takes Root in Fergus Falls received a $2,100 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) for their Solar in the Garden project. “We’re very excited to learn about the grant award,” said Jason Bergstrand and Katie Johnson. “We can’t wait to get...
02/13/2016
McLeod Cooperative Power Association, a provider of electricity to homes and businesses in McLeod, Renville, Sibley, and Carver counties for more than 80 years, is aiming to help its farming patrons reduce their energy use. It is rolling out a suite of services and efficient equipment grants. “...
02/13/2016
MANKATO — By the end of this year, Blue Earth County alone may have more solar power capacity than the entire state does now. This in a county that may not even crack the top five solar producers. And in a state, for that matter, that’s hardly known for sunshine. A solar boom is on in Minnesota...
02/11/2016
At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Aitkin City Council learned about Minnesota GreenStep Cities and the 29 best practices it tracks. “Cities are where a lot of energy gets spent,” said Bill Mittlefehldt, northeast CERT coordinator for the U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. Signing up...
02/11/2016
Ney Nature Center visitors can expect to see a new 15-panel solar array within the site’s restored prairie this spring. The park, located outside Henderson in Le Sueur County, is adding the sustainable energy source, as part of its Harnessing the Power of the Sun project. The array will...
02/10/2016
The Fillmore County board listened to a presentation by Peter Lindstrom during the Tuesday, Feb. 9, board meeting. Lindstrom serves as the local government outreach coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERT) from the University of Minnesota. Lindstrom shared information on the...
01/21/2016
Willmar – A clean energy program that allows businesses to invest in energy-saving measures and pay for the improvements through a property tax assessment is coming to Kandiyohi County. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to participate in the program, known as Property Assessed...
01/21/2016
Willmar — A clean energy program that allows businesses to invest in energy-saving measures and pay for the improvements through a property tax assessment is coming to Kandiyohi County. The County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to participate in the program, known as Property Assessed Clean...
01/20/2016
Peter Lindstrom brought good news to the Houston County Board at its Jan. 12 meeting. Lindstrom, the local government outreach coordinator for Clean Energy Resource Teams, a state-wide partnership organization which helps individuals and communities bring forward clean energy projects, was...
01/20/2016
Commercial landowners in Houston County will soon have a new way to finance energy-related improvements for their buildings. That’s because county commissioners approved a new joint powers agreement with the Port Authority of Saint Paul on Tuesday, Jan. 12. The agreement will give...

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