Dirkswager Joins the Great Plains Institute

Dirkswager will work on energy efficiency, biomass, and carbon capture projects, with a focus on industrial decarbonization strategies.

Michigan Legislature Finally Reaches Agreement on Energy Policy Package

The Michigan Energy policy package contains important provisions for combined heat and power.

Hutchinson Community Takes EnergyStar Challenge

Hutchinson's community leaders learn about energy efficiency and kick off the July EnergyStar Challenge.

GPI Serves as Capitol Pathways Host

The inaugural internship program aims to increase government access for students of color.

What's Happening with Clean Energy in the Twin Cities?

Big clean energy happenings in the Twin Cities metro region.

Seed Grants Now Available for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Projects!

Do you and your community need funding to get your project off the ground? The CERTs team can help!

Press Event Highlights Opportunities for Small Business Energy Savings

Wells Fargo supports GPI’s Metro CERT program by presenting a “big check” for the Small Business Energy Coaches project.

Map of Demand Response Potential in the US

For this final blog post in our series on Demand Response (DR), we present a map about demand response potential and utilization in the US.

GreenStep Cities Workshop: Cities and Community Solar

Workshop covered the basics of community solar, what resources are available for cities and citizens, and what roles cities can play in this emerging market.

Differences in Demand Repsonse Markets

Electricity market differences between electric transmission regions can have a significant impact on the utilization of demand response resources.

GreenStep Cities workshop: Bike, Ped and Transit Options

November’s GreenStep Cities workshop was all about transit best practices, with a focus on the Complete Streets best practice.

Demand Response in a Resource Constrained World

The third in a series of blog posts on demand response in the Midwest.

GreenStep Cities Workshop: Benchmarking Your Public Buildings & What the Heck is Step 4 Anyways?

Energy and water benchmarking, Xcel Energy Commercial Rebates and the new GSC “Step 4” discussed at first GSC workshop.

A New Approach to Small Business Energy Efficiency

Business advocates, rather than energy advocates, might be the key to unlocking energy efficiency in the small business sector.

New Minneapolis solar map shows PV suitability for every rooftop in town

A new Solar Suitability map helps residents of Minneapolis identify solar potential - and resources for installation - across the city.

Metro CERT Spring Resource & Networking Event

Energy professionals came together to advance the goal of cleaner and more sustainable energy use in our local communities.

Solar Conference Draws 350 to Bring Ideas to Action!

Over 350 people gathered in Saint Paul, MN on March 7th to bring ideas to action at Solar Powering Minnesota.

Biogas a Combined Heat and Power Opportunity

There is renewed interest in deploying combined heat and power (CHP) technology to improve the efficiency of the energy generation and delivery system. Biogas systems have been early adopters of CHP and are well positioned to benefit from an increased focus on CHP implementation.

Tremendous Opportunity for Increasing CHP Uptake in Midwest

There is large potential for increased CHP deployment in Midwestern states. However, to fully capture this potential there needs to be an increased level of coordination among diverse interests.

The Midwestern Combined Heat and Power Opportunity

President Obama has issued an Executive Order to increase the nation's combined heat and power capacity 50% by 2020. Reaching that goal will require collaborative efforts among business, industry, labor, government and environmental groups.