Regulators okay Xcel’s plan to close coal plants, accelerate shift to clean energy

The state Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved Xcel Energy’s 15-year Integrated Resource Plan, including its plan to retire two of the three coal-fired generating units at the Sherco plant in Becker. The commission didn’t yet approve Xcel’s proposal to replace this coal generation with a natural gas generator. Instead, it directed Xcel to look more…

CUB Illinois helps dad cut his electric bill in half

Here’s a story from our partners at the Citizens Utility Board of Illinois. This is the kind of service we are now providing here in Minnesota, and many similar utility programs exist here for us to take advantage of. If you have a question or concern about your bills or your service, we’re happy to…

Minnesota Power wins approval to cut industrial rates by 5%

Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission permitted Minnesota Power to offer 11 of its industrial customers a break of about 5% off their electric rates. In a 3-2 decision, Commissioners agreed with the utility and the state Department of Commerce that the break would have a net benefit to the utility. The Commission delayed a…

We’re hiring: Launch CUB Minnesota’s outreach program

*9/21/16 UPDATE: This is now a Director-level position, and the application deadline has been extended through Sept. 30*   CUB Minnesota is now hiring an individual to create and carry out our outreach programming. This is a full-time position, primarily responsible for developing and carrying out CUB Minnesota’s statewide outreach programs, providing information on utility…

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