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Minnesota gets additional Energy Assistance funds

Our cold weather is finally behind us, but some people may still be trying to catch up on winter energy bills. Luckily, it’s not too late to get Energy Assistance for the past heating season. The State of Minnesota recently received an additional $14.7 million in federal funds for the Energy Assistance Program. This is…

Consumer spotlight: Sarah McCarthy shares how to keep energy waste to a minimum

Sarah McCarthy is interested in all things sustainability-oriented. With that in mind, Sarah decided to participate in a CUB energy consultation at a bill clinic on the campus of the University of St. Thomas. The goal of an energy consultation is to provide techniques to save energy and lower your electric and natural gas bills…

The insider’s guide to a CUB energy consultation

Energy bill consultations are one of CUB’s key outreach services. With a free one-on-one consultation, we help people find ways to save energy in their homes or apartments. Keep reading to find out what you can expect from an energy consultation and how to get one! Why have a bill consultation? Because in just 20…

What to watch as the in the last two weeks of the legislative session

  The Minnesota Legislature is heading towards its adjournment date of May 21 with a long list of items on its to-do list. In the next two weeks, the Legislature wants to pass — and to have Governor Dayton sign — spending and policy changes in all areas of state policy, a bill conforming Minnesota…

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Market forces are driving electrification

A fundamental goal of energy policy has been to reduce the amount of electricity used as much as possible. That is, until recently. Now, the power sector is rapidly changing, more clean energy generation is coming online, and new goals are emerging. We still want to squeeze every bit of efficiency out of our energy…