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01/27/2012
The Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, are kicking off 2012 by announcing seed grant awards in each of their seven regions in Minnesota. Each region awarded $10,000 worth of seed grants, catalyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the state. The 27 grants fund projects...
01/18/2012
Article: In 2010, Victoria participated in the pilot program for Minnesota GreenStep Cities, and provided feedback on how to change the program to make it feasible for smaller cities. The next step for the city is to identify best practises in buildings and lighting, land use, transportation,...
01/16/2012
Excerpt: Each new year brings with it new hopes, goals and projects — not just for individuals, but also for the Austin City Council. City Council members will spend two nights next week — Jan. 23 and 24 — developing a list of priorities for 2012 at their annual retreat. The Herald asked Austin...
01/16/2012
Excerpt: Hidden Fuels, a project dealing with how Minnesota regards its waste and energy, will be the topic of a free event scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Brainerd Public Utilities office in Baxter. Peter Nelson will give the presentation on Hidden Fuels at 9:15am. His presentation...
01/12/2012
Bankruptcies in solar industry haven’t hurt startups in Mountain Iron and elsewhere in Minnesota.   Excerpt: MOUNTAIN IRON — The sun continues to shine on Minnesota’s fledgling solar panel industry even as high-profile bankruptcies in the business capture headlines and as China muscles in...
01/11/2012
From the video: The Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team hosted an educational event at Silicon Energy in Mt. Iron on Wednesday. About 150 people came to learn more about the solar power plant, and the possibilities of solar power in Minnesota. Mt. Iron Mayor Gary Skalko said they expect to...
01/11/2012
From video: MOUNTAIN IRON – Solar energy use is on the rise in Minnesota. Wednesday in Mountain Iron, people had the chance to see the latest example of the industry, Silicon Energy, from a company operating a new solar photovoltaic panel manufacturing facility there. Silicon Energy...
01/04/2012
Excerpt: The presents are unwrapped, the resolutions are made and the last of the holiday guests has been shooed out, but for many people one holiday hangover remains: the mess. “People have excess material around the holidays, and they want to get rid of it now,” said Jeff Travis,...
01/01/2012
Excerpt: Many of us live in Cottage Grove because it is close enough to the Twin Cities to commute to our jobs or enjoy the downtown environment and yet offers us a feeling of peace, beauty and relaxed living due to the natural spaces, local farms, fields and parks. We hope to hang onto this as we...
12/31/2011
Excerpt: As you un-decorate for the holiday season, you may come across tangled strings of holiday lights that no longer work. You can recycle those lights and electric cords at Hennepin County drop-off facilities and collection sites throughout the Twin Cities participating in the Recycling...

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