Making your city "EV ready"

As cities look to capitalize on the opportunity that electric vehicles (EVs) can bring, they also must lay the groundwork for their communities to become ‘EV ready’.

Utilities, companies, and local governments discuss opportunities for collaboration on EVs in Minnesota

Additional voices broaden the conversation on how to increase EV adoption.

Getting a good deal: solar garden subscriptions for local governments

A guide to the most common questions about solar gardens for local governments in Minnesota

Q&A With UMN Energy Transition Lab’s Ellen Anderson on the Local Government Project for Energy Planning

Project will help communities plan for and measure progress toward emission reduction goals.

Community Takes a Transformative, Sustainable Approach to Affordable Housing

A community in Minneapolis breaks new ground in integrating industry-leading standards for sustainable buildings with affordable housing.

Report Documents First-Ever Collaborative Procurement of Solar Garden Subscriptions by Group of Local Governments

Community solar projects facilitate collaborative action by local governments in Minnesota.

Door Knocking for Energy and Solar Assessments a Success in the Chisago Area

Effort by the Clean Energy Resource Teams encouraged small business owners to participate in a free energy and/or solar assessment.

Community Efforts in the Spotlight at Metro CERT 2016 Annual Event

Nearly 200 people attended the 9th annual Metro CERT event on October 18th at the University of St. Thomas for a two-part afternoon event followed by networking.

Greenway Office Building in Minneapolis Adds Solar Electric System Using PACE Financing

The Greenway Office Building—located a block from the intersection of Lake Street and Hiawatha in Minneapolis—epitomizes green buildings both in design and location.

Chisago Area Clean Energy Hub Partnering to Drive $40-$60M of Investments in Solar, Efficiency

Community-wide effort will lower energy costs and attract businesses to clean energy.

Andersen Windows: Sustainability Champs and Energy Stars!

Andersen Windows path to Energy Star status and sustainability.

Trevor and Abby Chat Solar Gardens

Trevor and Abby help make sense of the community solar garden landscape in Minnesota.

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

Big clean energy happenings in the Twin Cities metro region.

Ideas 'Tossed' Around at Metro CERT Annual Event

A robust and inquisitive audience makes for a fun and lively Metro CERT annual event.

Made in Minnesota Solar Program Interview with Department of Commerce

The Made in Minnesota (MiM) Solar Program is a lottery-based incentive available to Minnesotans who install solar equipment that is made in Minnesota. Metro CERT Director Diana McKeown sat down with Kim Havey, Made in Minnesota Solar Program Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Commerce, to learn more about the program and how it’s working in the state.

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!

Visit us at the Great Minnesota Get Together's Eco Experience!

State fair offers fun learning experiences and opportunities to talk with local experts about clean energy resources.

Neighborhood Leaders in Minneapolis Learn About Community Solar Gardens

Over 70 neighborhood leaders gathered at Mayflower Church in Minneapolis on Thursday, April 30th to learn about community solar gardens, including key considerations and specific roles for neighborhoods.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Making Connections: Energy Trends and Our Vital Local Economy

Energy summit brings together stakeholders from local government to uncover energy trends.