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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...
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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...
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...
Hermantown, MN — Another city in the Northland joined the sustainable pledge. Hermantown has passed resolutions to become a more green city. In this weeks Your Green Life Meteorologist Adam Lorch heads up the hill to see what Hermantown is up to. This year, Hermantown became yet another...
The city of Oakdale’s initiatives to become more “green” received statewide recognition last month at the League of Minnesota Cities’ annual conference in Duluth. The League honored Oakdale with the 2015 Sustainable City Award in the award’s inaugural year for its “Generation Green Sustainability...
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...
At Daryl and Cindy Guentzel’s place, they have two solar panels that power the farm, which includes their home, grain dryer fans and welding shop where son Mike Guentzel operates Guentzel Trucking. “We don’t pay anything for electricity anymore. We get money back at the end of the year,” Mike...



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