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.
04, 2013 - The holiday season is here! In addition to replacing traditional incandescent decorative lights with high-efficient ENERGY STAR® qualified LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs, there are many other ways to practice energy conservation during the holidays.
26, 2013 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) recommended today a $21 million reduction to the $44 million rate increase proposed by CenterPoint Energy for natural gas service in 2014.
25, 2013 - As the temperature drops, there are some basic steps that all of us can take to save energy, reduce our utility bills, and keep our homes safe this winter season, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.
22, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today the 2014 incentive amounts for its 10-year, $15-million-a-year Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program that will officially launch January 1, 2014. Today’s announcement of the incentive amounts means that for the Minnesota residents and businesses who apply and receive the incentive, the cost to install a solar electric system will be much more affordable, boosting Minnesota’s solar energy generation.
13, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that Minnesota will receive $98,726,312 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP). LIHEAP helps low-income homeowners and renters pay heating bills through grant money paid directly to utility companies and heating fuel vendors on behalf of customers.
08, 2013 - MINNESOTA [11/9/13]—On Saturday, November 9, U.S. Sen. Al Franken and Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman will sit down at a Vadnais Heights home with Minnesotans who need help keeping their homes heated this winter. The group will discuss how the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been, and continues to be, a critical lifeline for people across Minnesota during the cold winter months.
06, 2013 - Energy-saving measures implemented by Minnesota’s utility conservation improvement programs in 2010 and 2011 will save Minnesotans an estimated $2.6 billion over the average 15-year life of the measures, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
23, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN – Ninety percent of working-age households in the U.S. are not saving enough for retirement and about forty-five percent have nothing saved at all. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging Minnesotans to take steps to start saving during National Save for Retirement Week.