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Nicole Rom with Climate Generation
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 4:06pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Nicole Rom, Executive Director of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Nicole Rom: As the Executive Director of Climate Generation: A Will...
Megan Hoye with Center for Energy and Environment
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 4:00pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Megan Hoye, Engagement Manager with Center for Energy and Environment, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Megan Hoye: My work consists of leading advanced energy district planning projects...
Tina Koecher with Minnesota Power
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:55pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Tina Koecher, Manager of Customer Solutions with Minnesota Power, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Tina Koecher: I work for Minnesota Power, an electric utility based in Duluth that is...
Anna Richey with Conservation Minnesota and Rochester Energy Commission
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:49pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Anna Richey, Southern Minnesota Regional Manager with Conservation Minnesota and Chair of the Rochester Energy Commission, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn...
Leigh Currie with Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:43pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Leigh Currie, Senior Staff Attorney with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Leigh Currie: I have been an attorney at the Minnesota Center...
Christine Huston with Blattner Energy, Inc.
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:34pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Christine Huston, Business Development and Communications Coordinator with Blattner Energy, Inc., to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Christine Huston: I work at Blattner Energy, a...
Pam Mahling with Honor the Earth
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:21pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Pam Mahling, Special Projects and Development with Honor the Earth, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Pam Mahling: I’m the Special Projects and Development Director at Honor the Earth, a national...
Beth Soholt with Wind on the Wires
Dan Thiede
02/28/2018 - 3:15pm
The Minnesota Women in Energy series highlights influential women who are part of our state’s energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. CERTs is highlighting these leaders during the month of March in 2018, which is Women’s History Month, culminating in a reception at the 2018 CERTs Conference in St. Cloud on March 28th. As part of the series we interviewed Beth Soholt, Executive Director with Wind on the Wires, to learn more about her work, what inspires her, and how other women can get involved in the industry. Read on to learn more! Can you tell us a little bit about what you do in the energy world in Minnesota?   Beth Soholt: Wind on the Wires (WOW) works across 9 states including Minnesota. In Minnesota...
Jacob Selseth
Lissa Pawlisch
02/27/2018 - 3:48pm
CERTs is thrilled to welcome Jacob Selseth as the newest member of our team! He has just started as the coordinator serving the West Central CERT region. We asked Jake to share a little bit about himself so you can learn a bit about his background since there’s a good chance you’ll be working together! “Coming from a long line of tradespeople including tinners, brick masons, plumbers and electricians, I grew up around hands on folks that build and install the things that make our buildings work. This led me down a path where I could leverage that background and build on it while earning his B.S. in Energy Management from Moorhead State University.” “I began as a intern at Moorhead Public Service in a time they were developing the “Capture the Wind” program that provides wind energy to its customers. From then on I was hooked on helping...
Diana McKeown
02/22/2018 - 4:50pm
The city of Minneapolis has launched a new solar incentive for small businesses that will match up to $0.25 per kWh match for the first year of solar production estimate AND will match $0.35 per kWh in recognized Environmental Justice areas or Green Zones of Minneapolis. The project must be installed before they will pay out the incentive so they can get an accurate assumption of production. Patrick Hanlon, Director of Environmental Programs for the City of Minneapolis, said “In Minneapolis we know the threats of climate change are real, as is the pollution associated with our energy choices. We created this program to create real change to start improving the situation now. It’s fair to say this is the best incentive program of any individual city in the United States.” So it’s kind of a big deal! The goal of the Minneapolis Green...

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