Here are some links to energy-related websites:

Education

University of Minnesota – Extension
Energy efficiency and renewable energy:
http://www.extension.umn.edu/environment/00005.html

University of Minnesota: Institute on the Environment
Initiative for Renewable Energy & the Environment
http://environment.umn.edu/iree/
http://iree.environment.umn.edu/
http://environment.umn.edu/research/energy.html

University of Wisconsin: Energy Institute
http://www.energy.wisc.edu/

CAMEL (Climate, Adaptation, Mitigation, E-Learning)
http://www.camelclimatechange.org/

SEEK (Sharing Environmental Education Knowledge)
http://www.seek.state.mn.us/index.cfm

 

U.S. and Minnesota Government

U.S. Department of Energy
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
http://www.nrel.gov/
http://www.nrel.gov/data/pix/

DNR Strategic Conservation Agenda
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/conservationagenda/
Under Trends and Strategic Directions, click the "Changes related to energy and climate" link.

DSIRE: Database of State Incentives For Renewables & Efficiency
http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/index.cfm?re=1&ee=1&spv=0&st=0&srp=1&state=MN

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
http://www.pca.state.mn.us/

Minnesota Department of Commerce
http://mn.gov/commerce/energy/

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
http://www.puc.state.mn.us/PUC/index.html

Governor Dayton's Energy-related Executive Orders
http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=10423

 

Energy Companies

Xcel Energy: Renewable Energy
http://www.xcelenergy.com/Environment/Renewable_Energy

Green Mountain Energy: Solar Energy 101
http://greenmountain.com/solar-energy
Useful links under "Why Green Mountain"

Native Energy: Climate Solutions
http://www.nativeenergy.com/
Useful information on carbon offsets, sustainability, clean energy.

SRECTrade: Solar Renewable Energy Certificates
http://www.srectrade.com/background.php
There is currently no direct financial benefit from avoided CO2 emissions in Minnesota, there could potentially be some future benefits in the form of tradable Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs).

 

Minnesota-made Solar Energy Equipment

tenKsolar
http://www.tenksolar.com/

Silicon Energy
http://www.silicon-energy.com

 

Other

Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
http://mnrenewables.org/