Clean Energy Resources

From a presentation by Mankato Deputy City Manager Alison Zelms to the Southcentral Minnesota Clean Energy Council, September 14, 2018.

Did you know that Minnesota is home to more than 59,000 clean energy jobs? These jobs sustain families – they pay well and they help children live in the communities where they grew up. Clean energy also keeps farmers on their land, generating income for families and property tax revenue that supports local schools, parks and police. View the video.

CEE provides services and research to help individuals, organizations, and communities improve their energy efficiency.

The Clean Energy Resource Teams — or CERTs — are a statewide partnership with a shared mission to connect individuals and their communities to the resources they need to identify and implement community-based clean energy projects.

Clean Jobs Midwest is a survey of clean energy employment in 12 Midwestern states. Clean energy employment in the Midwest spans both traditional and emerging industries, shaping existing businesses and bringing new opportunities to the region.

Conservation Minnesota works to ensure that each person in Minnesota has dependable clean energy and convenient transportation systems that add to quality of life while protecting the environment.

EnerChange is funded through the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) with contributions from Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy, administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce/Division of Energy Resources. EnerChange offers its services at no charge to its clients.

Fresh Energy is speeding Minnesota’s transition to a clean energy economy, which will ensure that our region enjoys good health, a vibrant economy, and thriving communities today and for generations to come.

Use the Home Efficiency Analysis Tool (H.E.A.T.) to explore more detailed projects for upgrading the energy efficiency of your home.

Whether it’s swapping out old light bulbs for new energy-efficient LEDs, upgrading your showerhead, installing a programmable thermostat, or weather stripping your doors and checking for air leaks, our Home Energy Squad can do it all.

The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development.

The Johnson Center for Environmental Innovation supports environmental sustainability on the Gustavus Adolphus campus and in the surrounding communities while equipping students to continue that work in their lives beyond Gustavus.

The Minnesota Energy Challenge is an action guide for reducing energy waste in our state. Energy efficiency has never been this FUN and EASY!

MNIPL works in partnership with faith communities to build transformative power and bring the lights of people’s unique gifts to addressing the climate crisis.

The Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of, and engaging in the advocacy for, renewable energies in Minnesota through education and the demonstration of practical applications.

MnSEIA promotes the use of solar energy to serve the public interest, achieve a sustainable future, and create family-supporting jobs.

Encouraging responsible stewardship of Minnesota State University Mankato resources both on and off campus.

RREAL, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000, is dedicated to making solar energy accessible to communities of all income levels.

SolSmart recognizes cities, counties, and small towns for making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar.

YES! provides a unique opportunity for students to learn by engaging directly in community efforts that lead to dramatic demonstrations of renewable energy technology and conservation practices and exposes them to how science is applied in real life.