Minnesota News

The following news clips highlight Minnesota involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 27, 2014

Illinois Named Top LEED State in 2013

Illinois headed the Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) ranking released by the U.S. Green Building Council. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

March 1, 2013

Tallest Minnesota Wind Project Now Operational

A 30-megawatt wind project in Minnesota that has the state's tallest turbines, standing 480 feet high, is now operational. More

February 27, 2013

Energy Department Names Two 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The Energy Department recognized the East River Electric Power Cooperative of South Dakota and the Golden Valley Electric Association of Alaska as the 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year. More

October 17, 2012

Massachusetts Again Tops State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts topped the list of energy efficient states for the second year, according to a report released by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. More

September 26, 2012

USDA Announces $10 Million in Rural Smart Grid Funds

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the latest in a series of funding steps to modernize rural electric generation and transmission systems, including nearly $10 million in smart grid technologies. More

July 16, 2012

In Minnesota, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Poneman Highlights Clean Energy Industries That Are Driving American Manufacturing Growth

Secretary Poneman Calls for Tax Credits Extensions to Help U.S. Companies Win the Global Clean Energy Race More

July 11, 2012

Energy Department Honors Utilities with Public Power Wind Awards

The Energy Department has recognized three utilities—two in Minnesota and one in California—with the 2012 Public Power Wind Award. More

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