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Drive Electric Minnesota is a partnership of local and state government, utilities, private business and nonprofit entities working in collaboration to bring EVs and plug-in charging infrastructure to MN. You might also like to connect with the MN Plug-In Vehicle Owners group.

Recent MN Energy Stories from CERTs

Revolt from Great River Energy
Joel Haskard
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 3:59pm
From now until December 31st, 2016, anyone who owns or leases a plug-in electric vehicle in Great River Energy’s service territory will be upgraded for free to 100% renewable wind energy. You can learn more about Revolt by visiting the program website and by reading a recent article from...
The Villella household utilizes several technologies, including geothermal, Solar PV and electric vehicles.
Stacey Pederson
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 3:05pm
Many Minnesotans are adding solar to their homes, and some folks are doing even more. Sam Villella and his family are a few of those over achievers: in addition to solar PV on their roof, they heat and cool their home with geothermal and get around in two electric vehicles. Stacey Pederson recently...
Students touring Saint Paul EcoDistrict
Patrick Mathwig
Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:00pm
On April 9th, 85 environmental studies students from Saint Paul’s Central High School headed to downtown Saint Paul for a special day-long tour. The tour took the students through the new Saint Paul EcoDistrict: the Science Museum of Minnesota, the RiverCentre parking ramp, inside and on top of...
36 Lyn Refuel Station
Joel Haskard
Fri, 04/03/2015 - 9:06am
The Clean Energy Resources Teams (CERTs) is spearheading a statewide campaign, Light Up Your Station & Save, to help convenience stores reduce energy and maintenance costs and improve their businesses with LED lighting. We spoke with Lonnie McQuirter, owner of the 36 Lyn Refuel Station at 36th...
Royalton YES! Team with their super mileage car
Brandi Kloss
Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:21pm
The Youth Energy Summit (YES!) empowers youth to partner with their community to create economic and environmental vitality through hands-on learning and team-based projects. CERTs has supported teams throughout the years with seed grants and technical assistance, and recently West Central...

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