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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.
02, 2015 - Looking for a New Year’s resolution you can stick to? Get that advanced home energy audit you’ve been promising yourself and make 2015 the year you start to save energy and cut your utility bill costs.
02, 2015 - SAINT PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Commerce kicked off its second year of the Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program on January 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2015.
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.