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Seed Grants Available for Community Wind Projects in Minnesota

September 16, 2009 - 10:45am -- Anonymous

The Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) is providing financial assistance for energy efficiency and/or renewable energy projects requiring technical assistance. Project funding can support technical assistance services (labor costs only, such as for a consultant, design professional, installer or student labor), for projects in all seven Minnesota CERT regions (Central, Metro, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest and West Central).

All applications are due no later than 4:30pm, November 2nd, 2009.

Loans for Community-Based Wind Projects in Northeastern Minnesota

August 7, 2009 - 10:35am -- Anonymous

2009: Duluth, MN - The Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) and the Northland Foundation have partnered to provide a revolving loan fund that will provide early-stage project development and feasibility analysis for community-based wind energy projects. The revolving loan fund will be available in Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis counties.

DOE Announces $22 Million for Community Renewable Energy Projects

July 15, 2009 - 2:56pm -- Anonymous

Washington DC, July 15, 2009 - U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced plans to provide up to $22 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support the planning and installation of utility-scale community renewable energy projects in up to four communities nationwide. This funding opportunity directly supports the Obama Administration's goals of developing clean, renewable energy supplies, and creating new jobs and economic opportunities.

Wind Energy Investment Opportunity

October 28, 2008 - 12:15pm -- Anonymous

Through our telephone and e-mail information lines, we often get inquiries about investing in wind energy.  This news item will be of particular interest to South Dakota residents because it involves an intrastate public offer specific to them.  However, others may be interested to see how this community ownership model works as it was used successfully in Minnesota in the p


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