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08/02/2016
Camp Ripley’s energy efficiency and renewable energy project is one of a kind. The project is a partnership between Camp Ripley and Minnesota Power and has been in the works for almost three years. The project serves several different purposes for the base. The solar field is located on the...
08/02/2016
The August 2nd, 2016 Climate Cast focused on the technologies and practices that are making a difference in the fight against rising global temperatures. MPR Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner spoke with three experts about what’s working and what other potential solutions are coming down the...
08/02/2016
Heidi Holtan and John Latimer with Northern Community Radio interview Dan Thiede, CERTs Communications Manager, about the energy efficiency and renewable energy projects at Camp Ripley – Minnesota National Guard. The interview is a preview to the event that CERTs held on August 2nd, 2016...
07/29/2016
COLERAINE – The public is invited to join a sneak peek tour of in-progress clean energy projects at NRRI’s Coleraine lab on Thursday, Aug. 4, from 2 – 4:30 p.m. This free event is hosted by Northeast Clean Energy Resource Team (NE CERT). The tour of NRRI’s clean energy projects includes:...
07/26/2016
Details: Free workshops to be held in Winthrop, Waseca and St. James Tuesday, August 23rd, Winthrop Tuesday, August 30th, Waseca Wednesday, September 7th, St. James Are you looking for ways to save money on your energy bill while also helping the environment? Benefiting from solar...
07/25/2016
Last summer, with the help of a six-month internship by DeAndra O’Connell, the City of Crookston passed a resolution to adopt the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program and was officially recognized as a Step One GreenStep City. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and...
07/18/2016
MORRIS — After a trip to Germany focusing on green energy initiatives, City Manager Blaine Hill arrived back in Morris with many ideas for how the city can continue to raise the bar for clean energy in Minnesota. Hill participated in the exchange trip along with staff members from the University...
07/14/2016
Evidence of a warming atmosphere is nearly everywhere—from the temperature and rainfall tables, to the length of growing seasons, to homeowners’ heating bills. But city hall may be where the climate is changing the most. Across Minnesota and the U.S., communities large and small are looking...
07/13/2016
SAUK CENTRE — Organizers are inviting the public to a four-business tour showcasing LED lighting Thursday. The West Central Clean Energy Resource Team, or CERT, is hosting the free event, according to a news release. Stops will be at ElmerZ Restaurant, Palmer House Hotel, Malecha Dairy and Blue...
07/11/2016
City governments that want to promote sustainability face competing incentives: They want to show environmental leadership but are uncomfortable with taking financial risks. This effect is compounded in small cities, which also lack the expertise to point them in the right direction. It took a...

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