Public Tour of Community Solar Gardens in Minnesota Expected to Draw Large Crowds Interested in Renewable Energy
Members of the public, local community leaders, utilities, businesses, congregations, and schools are invited to join a discussion and tour of a local community solar installation Thursday, July 9th 1:00 – 3:30pm at Lake Region Electric Cooperative (LREC) in Pelican Rapids hosted by the Clean...
Farmers and rural small businesses are essential to the fabric of Minnesota—its economy, environment and communities. Helping them reduce costs with energy efficiency and take control of their energy expenses with renewable energy is the focus of a new program, Renewable Energy for Greater...
USDA Announces Grant on Earth Day to Help Farms & Businesses Protect the Environment with Clean Energy
As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22nd, the Minnesota-based Clean Energy Resource Teams—or CERTs—partnership is kicking off a program to work closely with farmers and rural small businesses to advance renewable energy projects. For more than ten years, CERTs has been connecting Minnesotans...
Hundreds of Minnesotans to Converge in St. Cloud March 10-11 to Save Energy, Save Money, and Build our Clean Energy Future
Conference Offers Advice and Networking for Cities, Businesses, Schools, Farmers and Utilities on Solar, Electric Vehicles, Biomass, and Energy Efficiency. There are hundreds of people across Minnesota—in all walks of life—working to save energy, save money, and build our clean energy future. Many...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Maggie Mattacola Executive Director of Operations Recycling Association of Minnesota 612-670-9138
Region 5 Development Commission Hosts Energy Efficiency Financing Forum for Local Governments & Businesses
Energy experts to explore cost-saving strategies with attendees Media Contact: Lindsay Wimmer, GESP Outreach Coordinator Clean Energy Resource Teams, University of Minnesota
Lighting accounts for 5-10% of total energy use in the average American home and costs $50 to $150 per year in electricity. That might not sound like a huge amount, but when you multiply that by the more than 2 million households in Minnesota, it adds up fast.
Free event by Central Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT) highlights heating options Media Contacts:
In 2013 Minnesota passed aggressive laws to move solar energy forward in the state, including new incentives, net-metering reforms, and a requirement that investor-owned utilities generate 1.5 percent of electricity from solar by 2020. A February 2014 report by The Solar Foundation noted that these...
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