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SolarCity To Seed Solar ‘Gardens’ To Target Renters

SolarCity aims to tap a potentially big new market: renters. The No. 1 U.S. residential solar installer announced that it will develop a series of community solar installations — that it refers to as "solar gardens" — to enable apartment dwellers, schools and others with shaded roofs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area to purchase renewable energy without installing solar panels on their properties.

Sen. Franken Backs Major Bipartisan Energy-Efficiency Measure To Cut Nation’s Energy Use, Create Jobs,...

U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has joined several Senate colleagues in pressing a major new bipartisan measure to create a national energy strategy that increases energy efficiency, creates jobs, saves consumers money, and protects the environment

Minnesota Will Receive $21.6 Million More for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

ST. PAUL, MN - December 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OEs) today announced Minnesota will receive an additional $21.6 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). When added to the $64.8 million in federal funds already received by the state, this allocation brings the total for the current heating season to $86.4 million.

Minnesota to receive $64.8 million for Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

ST. PAUL, MN - October 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Office of Energy Security (OES) today announced the state will soon receive its first installment of federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP).In its first release of funds for the 2011 program year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which funds LIHEAP, has allocated $64.8 million to Minnesota. Additional funds will be disbursed to the state throughout the program year.

All New Energy Star House at the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair

St. Paul, MI - August 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the first time at the Eco Experience at the Minnesota State Fair, an interactive Energy Star house will guide visitors through simple, everyday ways they can cut their own energy use.

BASF Construction Chemicals earns LEED certification

Minnesota facility awarded LEED EB O&M Silver rating. SHAKOPEE, MN, September 24, 2009 -- The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded a LEED® Silver designation to the BASF Construction Chemicals - Building Systems headquarters and office/research complex located in Shakopee, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. This is the first BASF building to earn LEED Certification and only the third building to earn LEED EB O&M certification in Minnesota

Homeowners can use funds for solar, wind, other renewable energy projects

Saint Paul, MN - October 16, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Governor Pawlenty announced today that $10 million is now available for micro-energy and conservation...

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Klobuchar, Franken, Peterson Announce Over $165,000 for Infrastructure Improvements at Windom...

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Collin Peterson, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Windom Municipal Airport a grant of $166,160 for infrastructure improvements.

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Nolan Calls for Hearings on Airline Industry’s Consumer Protection Practices

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan today called on leaders of the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and Aviation Subcommittee to hold a hearing to investigate the state of consumer protection practices within the airline industry.