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10/07/2013
Jeff Vetsch, West Central Coordinator for the Clean Energy Resource Teams in Minnesota explains their Seed Grants for community energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Click play below to listen to the interview, or listen to it on the radio station’s website. To learn more...
10/05/2013
Excerpt: It’s a cause everyone can get behind. But helping to make Marshall a cleaner, more efficient community is a job that also requires a lot of leadership and organization. That’s where Melinda Kawalek wants to help out. Kawalek is a new face in town and a member of the Minnesota...
09/25/2013
Excerpt: WESTBROOK — The Westbrook-Walnut Grove High School Earth YES (Youth Energy Summit) class has won a $1,000 prize for developing the most creative and most useful idea to help protect the environment. On Tuesday, the group launched the grand opening of a community recycling station that...
09/24/2013
Excerpt: Often the only thing standing between the status quo and a bit of progress is, well, a little cash. Money does make the world go around. And with the help of grants from the Clean Energy Resource Teams of Minnesota, everyone from local governments to small businesses have been finding ways...
09/18/2013
Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground? The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help! CERTs seeks to provide seed grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota....
09/17/2013
The Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) can help communities that need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground. CERTs seeks to provide seed grants to support the labor costs for clean energy projects that spur community development in Minnesota. Project...
09/16/2013
Brainerd has a few more steps left in advancing its status of being a GreenStep City. Planning Commissioner Sarah Hayden and City Planner Mark Ostgarden gave an update on where Brainerd sits in the GreenStep Cities Program at the Brainerd City Council meeting Monday. Brainerd has been a level...
09/11/2013
Excerpt: The promise of free or cheap power and heat is attractive for small Minnesota cities looking to save money having a lot of open space for solar panels and wind turbines or a lot of wood or agricultural waste to burn. But the upfront costs for these kinds of projects are substantial,...
09/10/2013
Excerpt: After the Ham Lake Fire torched more than 100 buildings along the Gunflint Trail in 2007, Cook County residents looked differently at the lush pine forest surrounding their homes. All those beautiful trees posed a very real wildfire hazard. So homeowners began thinning thousands of trees...
09/10/2013
Excerpt: In the lunchroom of the Red Wing fire station, a couple of firefighters kicked back on lounge chairs, watching “The Andy Griffith Show” on a small television mounted near the ceiling. On the roof, a six-month-old, 17-kilowatt solar array turned sunlight into electricity, some...

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