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, 2014 - SAINT PAUL, MN – In Minnesota, being prepared for winter is always a necessity. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reminds Minnesotans who depend on propane and fuel oil for heat, to watch fuel tank levels and call your supplier before your tank goes below one quarter full.
01, 2014 - When making your holiday shopping list, consider the energy-saving factor of gifts. Your loved ones will appreciate a gift even more if it is environmentally friendly and saves energy for years to come. Consider giving ENERGY STAR® appliances, electronics, and lighting products this holiday season.
06, 2014 - SAINT PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources accepted the first-annual Excellence in Minnesota Solar Implementation Award from the Minnesota Solar Energy Industry Association (MnSEIA) on November 5, 2014.
06, 2014 - Yesterday, the Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study conducted by Minnesota utilities and transmission companies in coordination with MISO and directed by the Minnesota Department of Commerce was publicly released.
30, 2014 - SAINT PAUL – Every year thousands of Minnesotans benefit from the state’s Weatherization Assistance Program. To raise awareness of the program, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Oct. 30, 2014 Weatherization Day in Minnesota. The state’s Weatherization Assistance Program helps reduce energy use for low-income residents who struggle to pay their utility bills.
28, 2014 - SAINT PAUL – Winter is just around the corner. To help Minnesota prepare, the Department of Commerce has tips to help homeowners save energy, reduce utility bills, and keep homes safe this winter season.
27, 2014 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce announced today that Minnesota received $103,239,338 in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
15, 2014 - New U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy efficiency standards for refrigerators and freezers took effect on Sept. 15, 2014. That means a new refrigerator purchased today will use about 25 percent less energy than most common refrigerator types.