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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…

CUB opposes Minnesota Power proposal to add $100 to annual electric bills

In June, Minnesota Power proposed increasing residential electric rates by 10% – an average of about $100 per year – in order to reduce rates large industries by 5%. CUB Minnesota is opposing the proposal, together with the Legal Services Advocacy Project, the Energy CENTS Coalition, and the Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast. In 2015, the…

Hello from CUB Minnesota

Hello from the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota! CUB Minnesota (pronounced like the animal and the perpetually heartbreaking baseball team) is a new independent, nonprofit advocate for consumers on energy, internet, telephone, and other utility issues. We work for Minnesotans to make sure utility service is affordable, reliable, and clean. CUB Minnesota was formed in…