Clean Energy Resources

This report provides a fact-based overview of Minnesota’s energy sector. It presents key metrics, highlights recent trends, and discusses opportunities for clean energy.

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. See this powerful documentary produced by CERTs: "The Power of Minnesota".

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

Citizens Utility Board (CUB) advocates for affordable and reliable utility service and clean energy for residential and small business consumers across Minnesota.

Clean Energy Economy MN (CEEM) develops and supports public policy that promotes the growth of clean energy jobs and the economic opportunities provided by clean, affordable and reliable energy. CEEM provides the business voice of clean energy to help shape policy decisions and grow clean energy market opportunities.

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.

Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy empowers individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change.

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.

A resource for farmers considering large scale solar and wind installations on their farm. The guide has general legal information for farmers, intended as a starting point for these projects.

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.

The Great Plains Institute is an organization of leaders and experts dedicated to engaging and collaborating with people, organizations, and communities to craft nonpartisan, pragmatic energy solutions that benefit the economy and environment.

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.

Bringing together League of Women Voter members in Minnesota who have a specific interest in climate change, and provide a network for sharing information, defining action opportunities, coordinating education and advocacy activities, and inspiring others to work on the issue of climate change in our state and local communities.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is a voluntary challenge, assistance and recognition program to help cities achieve their sustainability and quality-of-life goals. This free continuous improvement program, managed by a public-private partnership, is based upon a menu of 29 optional best practices.

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.

The Rural Minnesota Energy Board is a Joint Powers of 18 counties in southern Minnesota; formed to provide policy guidance on issues surrounding energy development in rural Minnesota.

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

MPCA is using Volkswagen settlement funds to clean up air pollution in Minnesota today and invest in a cleaner transportation system for our future.

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.