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106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Volunteers needed for the MRES Solar Boat Regatta
Fun, sun, snacks, and a noble excuse to hang out on a beach all day.
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We need your support to maintain and grow our renewable energy development, education, and advocacy programs.
Recent MRES News, Stories, and Discussion
Submitted by Laura Cina on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:27pm
The Clean Energy Omnibus Bills are moving fast in the in the House and Senate. We expect to have votes in House and Senate Committees this week, and we may have floor action next week or the week after. Nothing is guaranteed without an outpouring of public support for clean energy.
The House Energy Omnibus bill continues Minnesota’s leadership as a center for clean energy and jobs with an increase of the Renewable Electricity Standard, establishes a strong solar energy standard 4 percent by 2025 with benchmarks of .5 percent by 2016, 2 percent by 2020 and 4 percent by 2025, and includes important policies that will make local power production more efficient and more affordable, as well as a provision that requires utilities to pay solar producers what solar is worth to the electricity system.
Submitted by Julie M. Evans on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:38am
MRES wants to say “Thanks” to three extraordinary volunteers who’ve helped with tabling and other tasks in recent months—Mike Kemper, Forrest Brown and Brian Brown.
All three have helped tremendously with tabling at events for many months, helping get the message about solar to thousands of people. Kemper has been volunteering for years and is willing to jump in and run with projects. Forrest Brown helped make the MRES 2013 fundraiser happen with his planning and organization skills. Brian Brown, who is graduating from college and moving out of state, has helped with board meeting setups and the outreach committee, including the Solar Flare newsletter. These volunteers have helped in other ways, too.
Submitted by Julie M. Evans on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 10:21am
Head to Lake Phalen Saturday, May 18, to watch the solar powered boat races. The MRES 21st Annual Solar Boat Regatta runs from10 a.m. to early afternoon near the Lake Phalen Beach House at 1400 Phalen Drive, St. Paul. The event is free and open to the public.
Teams from 11 schools across Minnesota will compete in slalom, speed, endurance and solar-only races. We’re excited to see several new schools involved this year. And the two Virginia school teams had so much fun last year that a third team will enter this year. “We’re truly getting state coverage this year,” said regatta co-organizer Doug Shoemaker.
Submitted by Jan Hubbard on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 9:54am
April 22 – St. Paul – Over 700 people showed up at the State Capitol Rotunda on Earth Day to rally support for more clean energy and clean energy jobs. Governor Mark Dayton, Explorer Will Steger, Rep. Keith Ellison, House Speaker Paul Thissen, legislative leaders, student, faith, and labor representatives spoke to demand action for more clean energy and jobs.
“Six years ago, the state came together in a bipartisan way to pass landmark policies to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency. But we still have work to do,” said Will Steger. “These policies will take Minnesota further down the road to a clean energy future that provides good jobs and protects the environment for generations to come.”
Submitted by Laura Cina on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:01pm
Join us at your neighborhood coffee shop for a conversation about
Clean Energy & Jobs
Interested in solar power and clean energy jobs? Join us for a conversation at your neighborhood coffee shop!
In 2007, Minnesota passed a Renewable Energy Standard (RES) requiring 25% renewable electricity (mainly wind power) by the year 2025. As a result, Minnesota's wind industry created thousands of high-paid jobs, invigorated rural economies, produced cleaner air, and spurred a transition from fossil fuels to clean renewable energy.
Tens of thousands of Minnesotans across the state have decided that we must take the next step to expand Clean Energy & Jobs for a stronger economy, cleaner air, and greater energy self-sufficiency in Minnesota.
Submitted by Laura Cina on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 9:51am
Join us for our 3rd annual spring documentary film event and fundraiser!!!
Where: Lake Harriet Spiritual Community
4401 Upton Ave South Minneapolis MN 55410
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
5:30pm: Cafe Racer Food Truck starts serving!
6:00 pm: Networking
6:30pm: Movie starts
8:00pm: Panel Discussion - Solutions Minnesotans can act on!