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
Tue, 06/21/2016 - 9:01am
There are now more than 100 cities in Minnesota participating in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program. Most of the cities involved are small-to-medium-sized cities where the support of a savvy intern can help staff go the extra step on accomplishing best practices. But how should a mutually-...
Mon, 06/20/2016 - 1:44pm
Minnesota is not too shabby when it comes to clean energy these days. Below are recent reports from two national organizations, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), highlighting Minnesota’s place in the solar and wind energy landscape...
Dept. of Commerce
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:23am
If your community is doing work on energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy and would like to be recognized for it, submit your initiatives to the new Minnesota Clean Energy Community Awards! The Clean Energy Community Awards are an acknowledgment of the work done by Minnesota...
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