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02/24/2016
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) — Residents of Dunn County recycled roughly 290 pounds of holiday lights, as a result of the free “Recycle Your Holidays” program. The program was made possible by the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) and Dunn County Solid Waste & Recycling Division. Over...
02/23/2016
The New Brighton City Council has authorized participation in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Previously, City Manager Dean Lotter requested that the City Wide Action Team review the voluntary program, which provides cities with a framework to engage in and implement sustainable best...
02/22/2016
The Clean Energy Resource Teams of Minnesota will host a conference in Rochester aimed at helping people in southeastern Minnesota tackle their clean energy problems. Chris Meyer, Southeast CERT coordinator, said anyone interested in clean energy or energy efficiency is invited to attend the...
02/16/2016
The board heard a presentation by Peter Lindstrom, a local government outreach coordinator for Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT). He helps connect people with the resources they need for clean energy projects across the state. Click here to read the full story >>
02/15/2016
Peter Lindstrom, Clean Energy Resource Teams local government outreach coordinator, gave a presentation on Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing at the board’s February 9 meeting. Lindstrom was introduced by Don Farrow and Sam Smith of Community and Economic Development Associates (CEDA...
02/15/2016
Listen to the interview: Lake Region Takes Root in Fergus Falls received a $2,100 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) for their Solar in the Garden project. “We’re very excited to learn about the grant award,” said Jason Bergstrand and Katie Johnson. “We can’t wait to get...
02/13/2016
MANKATO — By the end of this year, Blue Earth County alone may have more solar power capacity than the entire state does now. This in a county that may not even crack the top five solar producers. And in a state, for that matter, that’s hardly known for sunshine. A solar boom is on in Minnesota...
02/13/2016
McLeod Cooperative Power Association, a provider of electricity to homes and businesses in McLeod, Renville, Sibley, and Carver counties for more than 80 years, is aiming to help its farming patrons reduce their energy use. It is rolling out a suite of services and efficient equipment grants. “...
02/11/2016
At its Feb. 1 meeting, the Aitkin City Council learned about Minnesota GreenStep Cities and the 29 best practices it tracks. “Cities are where a lot of energy gets spent,” said Bill Mittlefehldt, northeast CERT coordinator for the U of M Regional Sustainable Development Partnership. Signing up...
02/11/2016
Ney Nature Center visitors can expect to see a new 15-panel solar array within the site’s restored prairie this spring. The park, located outside Henderson in Le Sueur County, is adding the sustainable energy source, as part of its Harnessing the Power of the Sun project. The array will...

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