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New energy website launched

April 01, 2009

New energy website launched

For Immediate Release: April 1, 2009
Contact: Bill Walsh (651) 296-7531 will provide more direct access to energy related content

(St. Paul, MN…) The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today it has launched , a new website housing all of the energy-related content for the Department's Office of Energy Security. In addition to the new name and location, the energy content has been completely reorganized and updated.

"This new website with its unique URL will allow citizens, legislators, energy providers, and researchers direct access to the newly reorganized energy-related content we have at the department," said Bill Glahn, Director of the Office of Energy Security.  

The energy content is now organized into six different categories on the new website:

  • Efficiency - Conservation and efficiency measures for your home, business, school and other public buildings.

  • Renewables - Information on wind, solar, bioenergy and hydrogen fuels.

  • Utilities - Information on routing and siting, Conservation Improvement Programs, utility reporting, and links to utilities.

  • Project funding - Incentives and rebate opportunities for energy projects and energy investments.

  • Data and Reports - Reports, data and policy activities on energy production, supply, distribution and renewables.

  • Low Income Assistance - Contacts and information about energy assistance and weatherization programs.

One of the most popular features on the energy website right now is information regarding the federal stimulus package, including the ability for citizens to weigh in on how policymakers should spend the state's share of the energy stimulus funds.

The energy website also contains a new feature called Ask the Energy Guy, an interactive forum allowing visitors to ask our experts questions regarding energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy.