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.
10, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Cold Weather Rule that protects Minnesotans from natural gas or electricity shut-off will end on April 15. But as we all know, that date does not always mean the end of the heating season in Minnesota.
02, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN— Before you know it, Minnesotans will want to turn on the air conditioning to escape the summer heat. Spring has sprung and that means it is the perfect time to plan for the summer months ahead. The Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging people to do necessary maintenance on air conditioning units now so they can be ready when hot weather arrives.
12, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN—More Minnesotans will have access to affordable solar thermal systems after the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that it will offer rebates beginning March 18 to residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government entities as part of its Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.