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Michael Noble lives and works in Saint Paul, where he serves as the head of the Fresh Energy. Fresh Energy works with numerous groups throughout the region and the world to promote efficiency in energy and land use, and the increased reliance on home-grown renewable resources. It's a vision of the future that works for Minnesota's economy, its environment and for future generations. A new energy economy is absolutely needed to solve our serious human challenges with economic renewal, climate stability and public health.
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- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
Visit www.aceee.org and find a group that sticks to its knitting and thinks about, writes about, and fights for efficiency. Sponsors fantastic bi-annual conference on efficiency policy and practice.
- Cities for Climate Protection in Minnesota
Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties are members of the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) campaign.
- Clean Energy Resource Teams
CERTs works to help community members get clean energy projects on the ground in Minnesota.
- Division of Energy Resources, Minnesota Department of Commerce
The state's energy office, part of the MN Department of Commerce, works to move Minnesota toward a sustainable energy future, managing energy assistance funds, advocating in the public interest on energy utility rates and facility siting.
- DSIRE: Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
DSIRE is the one-stop source of information on the status of state and utility programs, policies, and incentives for the advancement of renewable energy technologies.
- Home Power Magazine
A leading resource for those interested in hands-on, practical, and technically sophisticated information about small-scale renewable energy systems.
- Reducing Energy Costs in Local Government: Update
Informational resources and case studies are available for Minnesota local governments interested in reducing their energy use and costs.
- US DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Your tax dollar at work. The part of the US Department of Energy a clean energy activist could love. A true network of true believers and resources. Good stuff.
Windustry promotes renewable energy solutions and empowers communities to develop and own wind energy as an environmentally sustainable asset.