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Find news releases related to efficiency and clean energy, utility regulation, and energy assistance and weatherization programs. News releases date five years back. After five years, releases will automatically drop off of this page.

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  • Save energy with ENERGY STAR® Home Advisor
    March 02, 2015 - Looking for an easy way to improve your home’s energy efficiency, comfort, and value? Check out the ENERGY STAR® Home Advisor, an online tool that can help you discover many ways to save energy and money.
  • Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
    February 17, 2015 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages people to keep furnace exhaust vents, air intake hoods, and chimneys clear of snow and ice in order to keep the heat on and prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Solar jobs in Minnesota more than doubled in 2014, according to State Solar Jobs Census
    February 17, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Solar jobs in Minnesota more than doubled from 2013 to 2014, according the recent State Solar Jobs Census, released February 12 by the Solar Foundation. Minnesota counted 936 additional jobs in 2014, giving it a total of 1,800.
  • A little guidance for going solar
    February 04, 2015 - Before investing in solar, you should apply some of the simplest energy-saving improvements—get an energy audit, seal air leaks, add insulation, maintain or upgrade heating and cooling equipment, use a programmable thermostat.
  • $10 million additional Energy Assistance funds available to help Minnesotans stay warm this winter
    January 26, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that Minnesota will receive an additional $9,958,577 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program. The total amount of funds Minnesota has received this heating season is $113,197,915; in October 2014, Minnesota received $103,239,338.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce awards 2014 CARD grant recipients for energy savings
    January 20, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Fourteen research and development grant projects that aim to help Minnesota consumers and businesses save energy, cut energy bills, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions were announced today by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
  • Solar incentives are solarific in Minnesota
    January 16, 2015 - Is your home energy efficient? Have you implemented energy-saving improvements such as air sealing, insulation, and heating and cooling upgrades? Is your home suitable for a solar energy system? If so, this may be a great time to install solar.
  • New Year’s resolution: Get an advanced energy audit
    January 02, 2015 - Looking for a New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Get that advanced home energy audit you’ve been promising yourself and make 2015 the year you start to save energy and cut your utility bill costs.
  • Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program now Accepting Applications for 2015
    January 02, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce kicked off its second year of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program on January 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2015.
  • Energy-saving tips for the holiday season
    December 15, 2014 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources recommends a few simple ways to conserve energy and save money this holiday season.
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