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11/01/2018
Minnesota State University Mankato is teaming up with Clean Energy Resource Teams and Xcel Energy to highlight energy efficiency. The team will highlight what they learned from personal experience, when they partnered back in 2017 to complete 20 projects at MSU. The projects included LED...
11/01/2018
Minnesota State University Mankato is being recognized for its energy conservation efforts. The school has replaced most of its incandescent and fluorescent lighting with energy efficient LED bulbs and upgraded their heating and cooling systems. Scott Kurtz from Xcel Energy said, “The end...
10/31/2018
In the age of the Anthropocene, with climate change accelerating, finding ways to conserve energy usage and utilize clean energy have never been more crucial to the future of the human race. The Clean Energy Resource Teams, a statewide partnership dedicated to helping individuals and communities...
10/30/2018
MANKATO — Minnesota State University, which was already working in 2014 to reduce its carbon footprint, will be the host of a seminar Thursday advising cities, schools and counties on how to follow suit. The Southeast Clean Energy Resource Team is sponsoring the event, which will focus on...
10/21/2018
Back-to-back clean energy events were held Oct. 11 at Lakeland PBS in Bemidji. The event featured a tour of solar, geothermal and energy efficiency projects at Lakeland, as well as the screening of the film “The Power of Minnesota,” a new documentary highlighting the many community...
10/20/2018
For decades climate scientists have warned about the effects of humankind’s propensity to shift carbon from its stored state in the earth to the atmosphere, with the results being rising ocean and atmospheric temperatures; higher sea levels; more dangerous storms; flooding from severe rain events;...
10/19/2018
The city of North Branch is currently striving for GreenStep city status, about which North Branch Deputy City Clerk Ragina Varma gave a presentation during the North Branch City Council meeting Oct. 9. Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary program started by the Minnesota Pollution Control...
10/17/2018
MANKATO, MINN. — The cheapest energy is the energy you don’t use, and there are huge untapped energy-saving opportunities in our buildings. But each building is different, with varying strategies for reducing the impact of energy costs on the bottom line. Exploring these strategies and helping...
10/11/2018
A documentary surrounding the rising solar power industry debuted at Chisago Lakes High School in Lindstrom Oct. 4. Held at the school’s performing arts center, “The Power of Minnesota” highlights Chisago County’s 100 megawatt solar installation which, according to Pam McCarthy-Kern of Clean...
10/10/2018
Back to back clean energy events at Lakeland PBS on Thursday October 11th featured a tour of solar, geothermal, and energy efficiency projects, a screening of a new MN clean energy documentary, and local speakers.

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