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03/17/2016
To identify and implement community-based clean energy projects the Clean Energy Resource Teams also known as CERTS, helps connect communities and individuals to find the right help. Two projects were presented that sparked the conversation. Out of the University of Minnesota Extension, a...
03/16/2016
Exceprt: “The Sunburg Community Center was filled with people last week Tuesday, interested in figuring out how they could implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) were holding a meeting with a variety of presenters and speakers who...
03/15/2016
According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, around 400 megawatts of solar power will be generated in Minnesota by the end of 2016, from around an existing 30 MW. Much of this results from the Minnesota Solar Energy Jobs Act passed in 2013 by state lawmakers requiring that by 2020, 1.5...
03/15/2016
There’s a lot of interest in community solar gardens in Minneapolis. Just ask Gayle Prest. The city’s sustainability director said she gets a few calls almost every week from people who want to learn more about the gardens, which offer solar-generated electricity to a group of subscribers. They...
03/13/2016
Ever since Brandy and Mark Larson of Bemidji became parents, their concern about climate change has grown and their commitment to sustainability strengthened. Nine years ago, they bought a beautiful log home and were excited to see how they could integrate clean energy. After a time, they...
03/11/2016
WADENA—Interested in clean energy projects? Tuesday, energy efficiency and renewable energy enthusiasts who live in central Minnesota will have the opportunity to learn about clean energy projects, network with others who are interested in moving projects forward, and plan for opportunities in...
03/11/2016
SUNBURG — More than ever before, the “green’’ in clean energy stands for greenbacks. West central Minnesota is seeing increased activity in the area of energy efficiency and renewables due to economic drivers. That’s according to over 30 clean energy enthusiasts, many of them entrepreneurs, who...
03/10/2016
The first program the council voted to participate in was the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Participation is free and the goal is to help the city reduce energy costs and enhance the quality of life in the community. Partners in Energy is the second program and, through Xcel Energy, is...
03/05/2016
A look into complaints by the state Attorney General’s Office regarding solar power subscription offers should reassure consumers that someone is taking notice of their concerns. The complaints have to do with consumers feeling bombarded by the number of offers while others are confused about the...
03/04/2016
Sunburg — Anyone with an interest in clean energy is welcome to learn about projects in the area during a networking event hosted by the West Central Clean Energy Resource Team. The free event is being held in the Sunburg Community Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. A free lunch will...

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