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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…

Now Hiring: Paid Summer Internship

CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our work this summer. The intern will work with Carmen Carruthers, CUB’s outreach director, to carry out events, develop informational materials for consumers, and create marketing materials to promote CUB’s mission and services.  It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in the fields of…

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Update from the Minnesota Legislature

We’re just about at the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session, and CUB has been busy at the Capitol. Here’s an update on some of the issues that could affect energy consumers this year.   Xcel nuclear plant spending A bill carried by Representative O’Neill and Senator Mathews would allow Xcel to more easily…