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  • More Minnesotans to receive energy assistance with additional LIHEAP funding
    December 23, 2011 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today announced the state will receive an additional $14.1 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Investment in Efficiency Produces Big Energy Savings for 36 Minnesota Facilities
    December 19, 2011 - Thirty-six facilities across the state will realize more than $3 million in permanent, ongoing energy savings every year for the foreseeable future. That’s thanks to a one-time, $4.1 million energy upgrade grant program administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER).
  • Minnesota Receives Grant to Reduce Cost of Solar Installations for Small Businesses, Homeowners
    December 13, 2011 - Minnesota got some bright news this month when the U.S. Department of Energy announced the recipients of its Sunshot Initiative Rooftop Solar Challenge. The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) was awarded more than $263,000 to help make solar installation faster and less expensive for small businesses and homeowners.
  • Rothman, Franken advocate for additional LIHEAP funding
    December 09, 2011 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, received $73.5 million in LIHEAP funds this year from the federal government, compared to $152.6 million last year. Despite funding cuts, the Commerce Department is working vigilantly to stretch every dollar, and help as many families as possible. More than 128,000 Minnesota households are enrolled in the program already this winter.
  • Minnesota accepts President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge
    December 02, 2011 - Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is representing the State of Minnesota at the White House today. Rothman is meeting with U.S. Energy Secretary Dr. Steven Chu, top White House energy officials, and more than 60 CEOs, mayors, energy leaders, and labor representatives from states around the country. The group will discuss President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, and how ongoing initiatives in states like Minnesota can help significantly reduce energy consumption in public and private buildings nationwide.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce launches Stay Warm Minnesota site
    December 01, 2011 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce today launched a newly redesigned, user-friendly Stay Warm Minnesota section of its website. The new section is designed to provide easier access to information and deliver better service to Minnesota consumers who are experiencing challenges during this winter heating season.
  • Commerce Department Offers Tips to Save Money and Stay Warm This Winter
    November 21, 2011 - As cold weather settles across Minnesota and furnaces kick in to high gear, the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources (DER) issued a consumer alert today reminding consumers of some basic energy-saving measures to practice in the frigid winter months ahead.
  • Ice Dam Season Is Approaching
    November 01, 2011 - It is too early to predict the severity of ice dams this winter, but it is not too early to take action and prevent costly damage to your home.
  • Minnesota to receive $73 million for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    October 30, 2011 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources, announced Saturday that Minnesota will receive $73 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Minnesotans Encouraged to Apply for Heating Assistance
    October 10, 2011 - The heating assistance program provides cost-effective conservation measures to save energy costs for low income households.
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