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Learning to Save Energy Early

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses are looking for ways…

Energy Podcasts to Listen to this Month

It’s Energy Awareness Month! If you are interested in staying up to date with the latest trends, research and debates on energy here are some trending podcasts for you to listen to throughout your day. Whether you are already an avid follower of energy news or are interested in beginning your journey into the energy…

Keep Your Heat On this Winter: The Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance

While winter is technically a few months away, we all know it’s closer than that, and it’s time to get prepared. Households who struggle to pay their winter energy bills may be at risk for getting their heat shut off. Important protections and programs go into effect in October to help prevent heating being shut…

October is Energy Awareness Month

Happy Energy Awareness Month! CUB is pleased to announce that Governor Walz has declared October Energy Awareness Month in Minnesota. Celebrating has become a CUB tradition. Last year we encouraged people to think about how they use energy. This year we want to discuss how the electricity we use is generated. We will also highlight…

Make your voice heard: Cleaner, cheaper electricity for Xcel customers

If you follow this blog, you know that Xcel is in the midst of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the map of where Xcel will get its electricity from for the next 15 years. If you’re an Xcel customer, you care about clean energy, and/or you don’t want to be charged millions too much on…

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