Our energy usage can make a big difference in climate action. Making our buildings more efficient and transitioning the energy we use to renewable-sourced electricity not only reduces our greenhouse gas emissions, but can also save you thousands of dollars that you can reinvest into your communities.

MNIPL and our partners can help you with your energy transition!

From support in navigating the tax and financial incentives offered by federal, state, and local governments to connecting you with organizations that offer ready-to-go implementation plans, we can help connect you to the people and resources you need to make your buildings greener.

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We're happy to come out and talk with folks in your community about how they can make changes in their own communities, buildings, and homes.

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Take Action on Your Energy Transition

Energy Efficiency

Upgrading your building to make it more energy efficient is a huge step in caring for our planet and lowering your use of carbon. Learn more.

Going Solar

With so many incentives available to individuals, non-profits, and congregations, now is the time to go solar! Learn how.

Energy Efficiency Resources for Households

MNIPL also offers resources and information to help individuals in your communities or networs choose energy efficiency and renewable energy for their homes. Whether they're hoping to do a home energy audit, add insulation to their homes, or switch from gas to electric systems in their homes, we can help. Check out the resources below!

  • Check out these resources on heat pumps, which are energy efficient tools for cooling and heating.
  • Rewiring America offers a helpful planner that will generate a personalized plan for your home, lifestyle, and priorities.
  • Get started with an energy audit – this tool will help identify places to start when it comes to making your home more energy efficient. Xcel customers can sign up with the Home Energy Squad - folks who live outside Xcel's service area should contact Bret Pence at
Solor United Neighbors (Transparent)

Learn about the free residential solar service of our partner Solar United Neighbor and their buyers’ groups that have helped thousands go solar. Click here for the Twin Cities group and click here for the Duluth-Arrowhead group.

What's the Inflation Reduction Act?

Passed in 2022, The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) does as much or more to reduce climate change than inflation. In fact, it is the most comprehensive law to address climate change in our nation's history. It incentives clean energy and energy efficiency through tax credits and rebates for individuals, small businesses, and non-profits including communities of faith, conscience, or spiritual tradition.  It creates jobs, promotes climate justice, and much more.

Want to learn more about the Inflation reduction act? Check out this guide, which was developed by MNIPL interns at the University of North Carolina!

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