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A list of energy news releases on topics that include efficiency and clean energy.
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  • Energy Solutions Home shows how to tighten the home envelope—keep outside air out, inside air in
    August 29, 2012 - Tightening the home envelope—including sealing air leaks and insulating your home—is the best way to conserve energy and increase comfort in your home. This is the key message of the Home Envelope display, one of many features of the Energy Solutions Home at the Minnesota State Fair’s Eco Experience.
  • Energy Solutions Home demonstrates high-efficient heating, cooling, ventilation and water heating systems
    August 27, 2012 - Is your furnace or boiler working efficiently? Does it need repair or replacement? How do I explore upgrading my heating and cooling systems? How old is too old for my water heater? These and many other questions will be addressed at the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) display at the State Fair’s Eco Experience Building.
  • Energy Solutions Home demonstrates benefits of advanced home energy audit
    August 22, 2012 - Saving money and saving energy go hand-in-hand. That’s why this year at the State Fair the Minnesota Department of Commerce is demonstrating ways Minnesota homeowners can save money and energy with an advanced home energy audit.
  • At State Fair, Minnesota Department of Commerce to showcase Energy Solutions Home
    August 21, 2012 - For the first time ever, the Minnesota Department of Commerce has developed a home-sized energy efficiency exhibit for Minnesota State Fairgoers. Whether sorting through home lighting options, searching for the most efficient kitchen and laundry appliances, or assessing your home’s overall performance and needed upgrades, the Energy Solutions Home exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair (August 23-Sept. 3) will demonstrate the many ways homeowners can improve the efficiency, comfort, safety, and environmental impact of their home.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest
    August 07, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce returns to Farmfest this year, with more information relevant to rural Minnesota economies than ever before. The Commerce Department booth is located in the Agriculture Building, where Commerce staff will be on hand to answer questions about a variety of topics affecting the lives of farm families and businesses.
  • Minnesota exploring ways to cut red tape for solar installations, streamline permitting process
    August 03, 2012 - A new effort is underway in Minnesota to put solar power on the fast track in communities statewide. A partnership known as the Minnesota Solar Challenge is focused on streamlining solar electric permitting processes and improving solar zoning regulations across Minnesota.
  • As record heat wave bears down on Minnesota, save money and energy
    July 03, 2012 - It hasn’t been this hot in 100 years. With a record heat wave bearing down on Minnesota ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is offering some simple tips to save money, conserve energy, and stay cool.
  • Report: State’s Conservation Improvement Program saves Minnesota $2.6 billion
    June 28, 2012 - Minnesota’s Conservation Improvement Program (CIP) is working. According to a report issued today by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Minnesota’s electric and gas utilities achieved substantial energy savings through CIP programs in 2009 and 2010. Those measures will save Minnesotans an estimated $2.6 billion over the average 15-year life of the measures and prevent a projected 25 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions in Minnesota.
  • Following severe weather events, Commerce Department offers help for storm victims
    June 26, 2012 - Several weeks of severe weather across Minnesota has caused golf ball sized hail in Detroit Lakes, downed trees and power lines in Apple Valley and Hastings, and severe flooding in Duluth, Moose Lake, and Cannon Falls. As Minnesotans begin to assess damage to their homes and businesses, waterlogged basements, and broken windshields, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is on hand to help consumers understand their rights, resolve insurance claims, and provide energy and weatherization assistance to low-income Minnesotans.
  • As summer heats up, save money and stay cool
    June 07, 2012 - As summer heats up, the Minnesota Department of Commerce offered some simple energy-saving tips today to help Minnesotans keep cool, conserve energy, and reduce their utility bills in the months ahead.
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