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Minnesota utilities should be able to continue to meet or exceed their annual energy-savings goals over the next decade, according to the Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study: 2020-2029 prepared for the Minnesota Department of Commerce and released on Dec. 4.
Energy Efficiency Holiday Gift Ideas
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:51am
This holiday season is an opportunity to pick out special gifts that your family will appreciate and that have the added bonus of delivering energy savings and a smaller carbon footprint. When you select...
Minnesota's electric mix getting cleaner and cleaner
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 10:07am
Minnesota’s clean energy progress is continuing at a strong pace! Overall, renewable energy generated 24.9% of the state’s electricity in 2017 compared to 8.4% in 2007, an increase of about 300% in the past...
Colby Abazs, new Northeast CERT Coordinator
Joel Haskard
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:07pm
The Clean Energy Resource Teams are pleased to introduce Colby Abazs, who will now be taking the lead as the coordinator of our Northeast Region! Staffing Transition: Colby got started as part of a team working...
The GE 2.0-116 rotor being lifted in place.
Joel Haskard
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 2:31pm
Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy, and Bank of America are partnering for what they call the first commercial, integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the United States, according to articles in...

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Land-grant research universities like ours were created to share knowledge with the broader community. It is part of our mission and something we all care deeply about. For scientists and researchers, that call to...
in Warren
6:30pm to 9:00pm
You and your neighbors are invited to the Warren Film Festival, featuring three films: Emmy-award winning Redford film featuring Warren Twin Cities Public Television film featuring Warren the new “Power of...
in St. Paul
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What would it take to move beyond gas, with super-efficient buildings that only require small amounts of wind and solar electricity to heat and cool? Join Fresh Energy for a conversation with Bruce Nilles, internationally...
in Owatonna
11:00am to 2:00pm
Project Community Connection is a one-day event organized by the Steele County Community Services Coordination Team. The event brings together local service providers, businesses, citizens, and faith-based organizations to...
in Cottage Grove
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Designed to fit your busy schedule, MREA’s Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend in-person classes that meet monthly from January to March. No prior knowledge or prerequisites are required. This is an Classroom...

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

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Use this updated guide to find the right lights and learn more about lighting options. Start finding the right lights >>

Saving Watts & Drops Fundraisers

Dairy Energy Efficiency Program
Groups can conduct fundraisers with energy and water saving products in collaboration with their utilities. Learn more >>

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