Northwest CERT empowers communities and their members to adopt energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy technologies and practices. Join us!
- Advance community solar gardens and engage low-income residents, tribal members and utilities in development of new community solar models
- Deploy Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) as a regional funding mechanism and recruit businesses to use the program
- Further support and develop the Green Step Tribal Nations framework in conjunction with Tribal Nations
- Identify and implement biomass projects across the region
- Scale-up electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure across the region with campus-based efforts and through promotion of new charging stations
Recent Blog Posts
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:28pm
Bemidji State University was a hotbed of clean energy activity on August 31st as folks gathered for two consecutive events. First up was the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) meeting, where over 40 attendees gathered to learn about clean energy projects in Bemidji. First they...
MN Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 09/21/2016 - 8:24am
As another Minnesota winter approaches, homeowners may be looking to replace an old, worn-out or inefficient heating system with a new high-efficiency model. Most furnaces have a useful life of 15-20 years, while most boilers will last 20-30 years. If your furnace or boiler is nearing the end of...
Sarah Hayden Shaw
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 3:36pm
This past spring, thanks to support from the University of Minnesota’s Central Region Sustainable Development Partnership, Central CERT Coordinator Sarah Hayden Shaw had the opportunity to work with Connor Schaefer, a Masters student at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public...
Northwest Case Studies
The Headwaters Regional Development Commission (HRDC) recently used grant funding from CERTs to conduct a community survey in Beltrami County,...
Director and Instructor of the Center for Renewable Energy Education & Demonstration, Roger Aiken recently took some time to sit down with CERTs...
TPD: July 8 – 14; NEEDS PDF The bright lights along Highway 2 in Crookston, Minnesota are sure to stand out to anyone passing through....
- Paul Aakre, UM Crookston Faculty
- Bob Backman, active community member
- David Bahr, Bemidji State University
- Anna Carlson, Energy Consultant
- Jason Carlson, Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
- Jon Fabre, Otter Tail Power
- Roger Garton, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
- Joe Herbst, Minnesota State University Moorhead
- Linda Kingery, UM Northwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
- Diana Kuklinski, environmental health specialist
- Shannon Mortenson, City of Warren
- Michael Triplett, White Earth Reservation Tribal Council