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January 26, 2012
Minnesota receives an additional $29.2 million for Energy Assistance Program
Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman recently announced that Minnesota will receive an additional $29.2 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). That brings the state's total federal allocation this...
January 26, 2012 - 3:00pm
December 18, 2011
Minnesota gets grant to reduce cost of solar installations for small businesses, homeowners
Minnesota got some bright news this month when the U.S. Department of Energy announced the recipients of its Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) was awarded more than $263,000 to help make solar installation...
December 18, 2011 - 10:02am
November 26, 2011
Tips to save money, stay warm
As cold weather settles across Minnesota and furnaces kick in to high gear, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) issued a consumer alert today reminding consumers of some basic energy-saving measures to practice in the frigid winter months ahead....
November 26, 2011 - 10:24am
October 22, 2011
Grants available for clean energy projects
Do you and your community need funding to get an energy efficiency or renewable energy project off the ground?
October 22, 2011 - 7:09am
October 18, 2011
Meeting will offer manufacturers 'green team' ideas
Tri-State Manufacturers' Association will host a general meeting on Tuesday, November 1 at the American Legion in Fergus Falls. Members are invited, as well as prospective members interested in networking with their peers in manufacturing. The schedule of events begins with a tour...
October 18, 2011 - 10:14am
October 15, 2011
CenterPoint reminds customers of Cold Weather Rule
CenterPoint Energy is reminding customers about their rights and responsibilities under the Cold Weather Rule (CWR). The rule protects residential customers from having their natural gas service disconnected between Oct. 15 and April 15, if they are having difficulty paying their...
October 15, 2011 - 10:46am
'Go Green Weekend' salutes alternative energies
A rural Litchfield farm, known for its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, will highlight the green energy movement October 15 and 16. Green energy - specifically wind energy - is highlighted at Nelson Farm throughout the Pumpkin Patch Festival, which runs weekends through October 29...
October 15, 2011 - 8:01am
September 19, 2011
CenterPoint proposes to suspend inverted block rate program
Texas-based CenterPoint Energy announced that it plans to halt its inverted block rate program, pending further study and a commission order subject to approval by the PUC. The action is in response to a request that the Attorney General's Office previously filed with the Public...
September 19, 2011 - 11:41am
September 17, 2011
Public invited to dedication of new wind turbine at the University of Minnesota, Morris
Morris, Minn. -- University of Minnesota, Morris's new wind turbine will be dedicated on Saturday, September 24 at 3 p.m. Several events are planned in conjunction with the celebration, including a pre-dedication 2K walk, an exhibition of artwork created by area elementary and high...
September 17, 2011 - 9:47am
September 10, 2011
Xcel Energy customers get added incentive for recycling old refrigerators
Starting this month, Xcel Energy residential electric customers in Minnesota with old, inefficient secondary refrigerators can receive $70 to participate in the existing Refrigerator Recycling Program - an increase of $35 from the usual incentive. The new offer runs through Nov. 30,...
September 10, 2011 - 10:56am
August 28, 2011
Weatherization assistance program reaches goal
Minnesota's Weatherization Assistance Program has exceeded its goal of weatherizing 16,858 homes using $132 million in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The program, administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, not only surpassed its goal set by...
August 28, 2011 - 12:44pm
August 21, 2011
Missouri River Energy Services plans to build hydro facility
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has announced its intent to proceed with the planning and development of a hydroelectric generating facility at the Red Rock Reservoir on the Des Moines River. The Red Rock Dam is located about three miles southwest of Pella,...
August 21, 2011 - 9:18am
August 20, 2011
Peterson questions federal biofuels plan
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's senior congressman fears the Obama administration has fired a shot over the ethanol industry's bow in seeking a home-grown fuel for the Navy. "I think that is a big a problem," said U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, who serves most of western Minnesota.
August 20, 2011 - 8:16am
August 1, 2011
Report: Improved grid needed to harness more wind energy, jobs
A report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs, Connect the Dots: Transmission and Rural Communities, finds that expansion of the electric transmission grid is key to a clean energy future. And an improved grid is necessary to bring more wind energy online, creating rural...
August 1, 2011 - 9:57am
June 25, 2011
Farmers Union to hold renewable energy tour
National Farmers Union (NFU) is having a Renewable Energy Tour with a stop in Morris on Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Morris, in room 109, the "Cow Palace," classroom of the Imholte Building. "This is a great opportunity for Minnesota...
June 25, 2011 - 5:13pm