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Austin Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Austin Utilities held a ribbon cutting for the solar electrical vehicle charging station Wednesday at the municipal parking lot at Third Avenue and First Street Northwest. Riverland Community College students in the Solar PV Installer course helped...
The number of dairy farmers applying to a USDA program that funds renewable energy systems more than tripled in the past year. Many of those grants and loans have been approved. But little money has been distributed. The biogas industry “is still under development,” said Sam Rikkers, assistant...
Minnesota Energy Resources is offering all current residential natural gas customers in Albert Lea free water conservation kits. The kits include low-flow showerheads, along with kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators. These items are easy to install so you can begin saving on your home’s water...
WORTHINGTON — Minnesota Energy Resources is once again offering free water conservation kits to residents who purchase their natural gas through the company. Jeff Larson, senior external affairs manager at Minnesota Energy Resources said the program is particularly good for Worthington residents...
AUSTIN, Minn. – The Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team or SE CERT held a showcase in Austin on Wednesday. They highlighted what the city is doing when it comes to energy efficiency and renewables. One could say Austin is leading the charge when it comes to green/clean technologies, like a...
ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)— Minnesota Energy Resources introduces a new resource that will allow their customers save money and help the environment. The energy company gave away free water conservation kits. The kits come with low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators, and other easy to...
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Green doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work and collaboration to make truly smart environmental steps. So, when the University of Minnesota’s Clean Energy Resource Team was looking for a place to hold an educational conference on eco-friendly programs, CERT chose Austin, a GreenStep...
GreenStep Cities leader DeAndra O’Connell, along with City Administrator Shannon Stassen, presented a solar assessment to the Crookston City Council Ways & Means Committee this week. During the assessment, done by John Ruvelson of Real Solar Company out of Backus, Minnesota, he, along...
Ygrene gets residential and commercial PACE Ygrene Energy Fund just completed a $150 million private securitization for property-assessed clean energy (PACE) bonds with a large insurance provider. For the first time, a PACE securitization combines both residential and commercial bonds and...



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