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07/04/2018
Keith Butcher, vice chair of the Chanhassen Environmental Commission and Jill Sinclair, Chanhassen environmental resource specialist, presented the GreenStep Cities program to the City Council at its June 25 work session. GreenSteps Cities is sponsored by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency...
07/03/2018
The City of Crookston was recognized for advancing to become a Step 2 city in the GreenStep program at the League of Minnesota Cities annual conference. “This recognition shows community members and other cities across Minnesota that the City of Crookston is taking great steps in the direction of...
07/01/2018
City officials in St. Louis Park, Warren, Edina, Elk River, Pine City, and Red Wing all worry about local issues like street repairs, taxes, and water services. But they also believe that part of their responsibility to residents is to do their bit to try to save the earth, and maybe bring a little...
06/23/2018
ST. CLOUD – The sewage plant in this city does something even a non-engineer might find remarkable: It makes so much of its own energy that on some days, when the sun shines bright, the plant’s managers don’t need to buy electricity. Instead, they sell it. That’s despite the fact that such...
06/14/2018
Winona Pints and Policy returns in June with a double feature. A discussion on “Resilient local future” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. This event, co-hosted by the Jefferson Center, will focus on showcasing how individuals and small groups across Winona County are taking...
06/12/2018
Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Jessica Looman was in Red Wing on Monday, June 4, to learn from local leaders about Red Wing’s successful advancement of a clean energy agenda in a rural community. Red Wing received a Minnesota Clean Energy Community Award in 2018 for its Green Wing Energy...
06/06/2018
The City of Crookston, after achieving GreenStep City I status in 2015, has reached the next rung on the ladder and is now officially a GreenStep II City, and will be recognized as such at the League of Minnesota Cities summer conference later this month. The free initiative challenges cities, on...
06/01/2018
The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources has compiled some of the latest local, state, and federal funding opportunities related to energy research, development, education, and other energy-related topics. Some of the most recent opportunities, including assistance for...
05/31/2018
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you’ve seen lots of solar panels pop up on Minnesota farms over the last two years, there’s a good chance it’s a community solar garden. They are blooming across Minnesota, especially in exurban areas like Dakota, Goodhue and Chisago counties. That had Tim from Shafer...
05/01/2018
A newcomer to the Minnesota solar industry sees big potential to sign up more residential customers for community solar garden subscriptions. CleanChoice Energy announced Tuesday that it has been selling subscriptions to eight solar gardens in Minnesota with a total capacity of 42.5 megawatts....

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