Chisago Clean Energy Hub - Helping make Chisago Lakes and all of Chisago County energy self-sufficient by 2025

The Chisago Lakes America's Best Communities team is committed to solar power and energy efficiency as a key economic development driver. In partnership with the Chisago County HRA-EDA and several other local partners, the Chisago Clean Energy Hub is making the ABC team's vision a reality - to reach 100% locally-generated renewable power by 2025. This video highlights the first steps taken in 2016. Continue reading

Minnesota community’s energy focus gives it edge in national competition

A Minnesota community was recently named one of the eight finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition in part due to a focus on renewable energy. Chisago Lakes consists of five small cities with a total population of more than 12,000 in Chisago County. Last year leaders from those communities entered the ABC contest with a blueprint for improvements in four key areas – arts culture tourism, broadband, economic development and quality of life. Continue reading

America's Best Communities Related County-Wide Clean Energy Hub Available To Help

CHISAGO COUNTY, MN – Led by the Chisago Lakes Americas Best Communities (ABC) team and supported by the Chisago County HRA-EDA, this month a consortium of area partners launched the Chisago Clean Energy Hub to help area residents, businesses and institutions implement solar and energy saving projects. Continue reading