February 13, 2012: Let your friends and family know the Home Energy Squad is helping you reduce your energy bill and save money--tell them at work or church, by Facebook, or just forward a link to this page--and get rewarded with a little gift for yourself when they complete a Squad visit.
January 23, 2012: Since plans for the Central Corridor light rail transit project started taking shape in 2008, another infrastructure program, the Energy Innovation Corridor (EIC), has been growing up alongside it.
October 28, 2011: The Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) along with the City of Saint Paul, Larkin Construction, and community developer Sparc renovated two foreclosed homes in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood.
October 26, 2011: With an autumn chill in the air, now is the time of year to start thinking about saving some cold hard cash on energy costs this winter. In 2010, Xcel and CenterPoint Energy teamed up to bring a Home Energy Squad through Minnesota homes to find ways to make improvements that could reduce energy use.
October 26, 2011: Xcel Energy announces the 10,000th Home Energy Squad visit, a milestone the company says it reached earlier than expected due to positive customer response. Since its launch in January of 2010, the program has saved enough energy through its improvements to provide nearly 1,300 homes with electricity and natural gas for a year.
October 4, 2011: The City of Saint Paul, the Neighborhood Energy Connection and Xcel Energy today announced more options for sustainable transportation. Two new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are now available for use by members of HOURCAR, a car-sharing organization in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. In addition, the city is installing 20 public stations for charging plug-in electric vehicles.
September 28, 2011: Xcel Energy announced today the launch of the Home Energy Squad efficiency program in St. Cloud. The program’s successful Twin Cities launch prompted organizers to offer it in another Minnesota city.