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Public workshops to address systemic inequities in energy efficiency

Published February 11, 2020 It’s been a few months since our last update on the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort. CUB has been partnering with Twin Cities neighborhood-based groups and other organizations to improve energy efficiency opportunities for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), renters, and low-income communities. We have been very busy this winter…

CUB seeks to equalize conservation opportunities for rural Minnesotans at state legislature

Published February 10, 2020 For decades, Minnesota utilities have been required by law to help their customers save energy through the Conservation Improvement Program. Utilities offer rebates on efficient appliances, discounted home energy audits, and more to help people and businesses lower their energy bills. Consumers’ conservation, in turn, saves money for everyone.  It reduces…

Top 5 winter savings recommendations

Published February 5, 2020 Winter isn’t leaving Minnesota any time soon, and now that most people have paid several months of winter energy bills, does your wallet feel lighter? If so, consider these top 5 savings recommendations to keep your home more comfortable and save on your next energy bill. Adjust your thermostat-the Department of…

CUB working toward Senate bill to advance clean energy, protect consumers

January 16, 2020 Yesterday, the Minnesota Senate energy committee met in Rochester to discuss a new draft of the Clean Energy First bill, carried by Senator David Senjem. As the name suggests, the bill would require utilities to use clean sources of electricity unless they demonstrate that to do so would increase costs of make…

CUB’s 2019 Year in Review: Protecting Consumers, Advancing Clean Energy

As I reflect on a busy year in Minnesota energy, I’m proud of what CUB has done to advance affordable, clean energy and consumer protections for Minnesotans. Here’s a look back on what we achieved last year and a glimpse at the work ahead. In 2019, CUB: Blocked a bill that would have shifted $467…

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