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A list of energy news releases on topics that include efficiency and clean energy.
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  • Commerce Department warns utility customers to protect accounts, personal information
    May 24, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce and Alliant Energy are teaming up to warn consumers about a recent scam targeting utility customers throughout the Midwest. Alliant Energy customers in Wisconsin and Iowa have received calls from individuals impersonating Alliant representatives. The callers then claim a customer’s account is delinquent and demand immediate, full payment to avoid immediate disconnection.
  • Energy Auditor Training primes Minnesota farms for energy efficiency
    May 02, 2012 - As Minnesota works to grow its rural economies and move toward a more energy efficient future, a key partnership between the Minnesota Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Minnesota Project has significantly increased the number of fully trained, qualified energy auditors serving farms and rural businesses statewide.
  • This Earth Day, Minnesota Department of Commerce offers ten easy ways to save energy
    April 20, 2012 - In recognition of Earth Day, the Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages all Minnesotans to think about their energy use and its impact on our environment. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman reminds consumers that energy conservation is good for your wallet, and essential to the health of our environment.
  • For Earth Day, Minnesota Department of Commerce offers ten easy ways to save energy
    April 20, 2012 - In recognition of Earth Day, the Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages all Minnesotans to think about their energy use and its impact on our environment. Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman reminds consumers that energy conservation is good for your wallet, and essential to the health of our environment.
  • Beware of salespeople pitching energy savings from radiant barriers
    March 02, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce issued a consumer alert today, encouraging Minnesota homeowners to think twice before installing radiant barriers in their attics.
  • Minnesota Department of Commerce awards $2.8 million for energy efficiency projects
    March 01, 2012 - The Minnesota Department of Commerce today announced the names of 14 grant recipients for projects that will identify new technologies and strategies to maximize and measure energy savings in commercial, residential, and agricultural settings. The grants, totaling $2.8 million, are funded by the Conservation Applied Research and Development (CARD) Grant Program and administered by the Commerce Department’s Division of Energy Resources (DER).
  • 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.
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