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Electric vehicle growth is happening across Southeast Minnesota! The number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the US is relatively small today but expected to expand 7 times over in the next 6 years, to over 7 million. Xcel Energy, Minnesota’s largest electric utility, believes that...
Castle Community
Chris Meyer
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 4:37pm
A unique collaboration brought energy modeling and efficiency measures into the renovation of the former National Guard Armory in Rochester—now dubbed the Castle Community. The measures are expected to reduce...
Minnesota Energy Efficiency Potential Study
Dept. of Commerce
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 2:05pm
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...
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...

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in Wadena
5:00pm to 7:00pm
This event has been rescheduled to Feb. 21st due to severe weather. Please register for the new date. Are you feeling the squeeze of home energy bills? Attend a free workshop and dinner to learn about ways to save...
in Duluth
9:30am to 9:30pm
Learn about the latest in energy-efficient building and technologies, renewable energy, best practices, and responsible design. With over 40 sessions from some of the best educators in the business, you’re sure to find...
in St. Paul
9:30am
Stay tuned for more information on this GreenStep webinar!
in Twin Cities
10:00am to 5:00pm
This four-day course provides the knowledge and practical skills necessary to build to the most efficient and rigorous energy standard in the world. Open to all trade professionals—as well as designers and consultants—you...
in St. Paul
9:30am
Stay tuned for more information on this GreenStep webinar!

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Switch to Efficient Light Bulbs

 
Start finding the right lights
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 >>

Minnesotans building a clean energy future

         

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Minnesota Department of Commerce University of Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Extension Great Plains Institute Southwest Regional Development Commission