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12/17/2012
For the last year, restaurants, hospitals, schools, and cities in Minnesota have been benefitting from the energy and cost savings of conserving hot water in their kitchens and sinks. In 2011, more than 70 participants installed efficient pre-rinse spray valves through the Minnesota Water-Saving...
06/04/2012
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....
04/19/2012
Statewide, MN – “All I wanted was a light bulb that would look and feel the same as my old bulb,” said Shaina Brassard, a Minneapolis resident. “When you go to the store you have so many choices now—it can be confusing.” It’s now been one month since new national light bulb standards took...
01/26/2012
The Clean Energy Resource Teams, or CERTs, are kicking off 2012 by announcing seed grant awards in each of their seven regions in Minnesota. Each region awarded $10,000 worth of seed grants, catalyzing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the state. The 27 grants fund projects...
01/11/2012
Did you know that there is a free fuel source hiding just beneath us? Folks in Brainerd are beginning to look to wastewater as a source of untapped thermal energy. Join Central Clean Energy Resource Team (Central CERT) on January 25, 2012 from 9:00 to 11:30 am at Brainerd Public Utilities’ office...
01/06/2012
The Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team (SE CERT) is looking to recruit 2-3 temporary contractors from across southeastern Minnesota to assist with its energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. The SE CERT region spans 15 counties from Blue Earth and Faribault on the west to Goodhue,...
12/21/2011
It may be the shortest day of the year, but solar is on the rise in Minnesota. The latest example of this burgeoning Minnesota industry is Silicon Energy, a company that opened a new solar photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing facility on the Iron Range earlier this year. Join Northeast Clean...
11/04/2011
Fall is officially here and with fall comes decorating for the holiday season. But what to do with that tangled clump of holiday lights? Are you really going to find that one bulb that is burned out? Most people give up and just throw them in the trash…well not anymore! The Recycling...
10/18/2011
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, spurring community development and supporting...
07/07/2011
The state might be shut down, but restaurants, churches, cities, schools, and others—from Luverne to Duluth, East Grand Forks to Rochester, Minneapolis to Willmar, and everywhere in between—are busy benefiting from the energy and cost savings of conserving hot water in their kitchens and bathrooms...

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