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12/10/2014
As concerns regarding climate change encourage the use of alternative energy sources, policymakers, businesses and nonprofits will look to industry leaders for ways to become more energy-efficient. The University of Minnesota hopes to be considered one of those leaders with its new Energy...
12/02/2014
Planning on a new TV or laptop for Christmas? Maybe a tablet or a BluRay player? Need new, energy-efficient Christmas lights? Then you’ll be wanting — needing, in fact — to get rid of the old ones. Through the end of the year, Recycling Association of Minnesota, along with Clean Energy...
12/01/2014
The owners of Los Hornos del Rey bakery in Minneapolis are studying bids for new lighting and occupancy sensors that will cost less than $100 after the rebates and produce $143 in annual energy savings. The 1,000-square-foot bakery, at 1703 E. Lake St., is co-owned by Cecilia Pelaez and her...
11/17/2014
At a recent solar conference in suburban Minneapolis, a jam-packed ballroom of more than 100 people gathered for standing room-only presentations on community solar gardens. Perhaps no other renewable energy opportunity has gathered so much excitement so quickly, in part because no other state...
11/15/2014
Esri, the world leader in mapping technology, today announced the winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014. The announcement was made during the Opening Session of the 2014 Esri User Conference in San Diego. Developers were tasked to create mobile apps that enabled communities to...
11/14/2014
It’s time to consider solar power again. Better technology and lower prices are making solar power in 2014 achievable and more affordable than in the past. Two types of solar power are available – thermal collectors heat air and water; photovoltaic (photo – light and voltaic – electrical...
11/12/2014
Minnesotans are squinting up at the sun and leaning into the wind in efforts to link their pocketbooks and the natural environment to benefit both from clean energy development and economic development. We now get about 15 percent of our total electricity generated by windmills on wind farms,...
11/01/2014
Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs), a partnership of five organizations including Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, is helping Minnesota’s businesses discover new energysaving technology. Turkey growers are one interested audience. Minnesota is No. 1 in...
10/21/2014
Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission Executive Director Dawn Hegland and Marketing Director Melissa Carruth were on hand at Tuesday’s Yellow Medicine County Board meeting on behalf of the UMVRDC and The Western Minnesota Prairie Waters Regional Tourism organization. Covering a...
10/21/2014
Edina loves its Hornets. We’ll soon see how it feels about bees. In the interest of becoming a greener city, Edina is considering lifting its ban on keeping bees and chickens in city neighborhoods. In doing so, the city would join more than a dozen other Hennepin County cities that allow...

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