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Schools and Renewable energy: A Smart Combination

Published March 9, 2020 Solar energy is becoming a popular investment for Minnesota cities and counties. With the great opportunity to utilize school rooftops, fields and parking lots, some schools have installed solar, and others are showing interest in investing in renewable energy.  For schools, solar can provide potential cost savings, offer a learning experience…

Spring Energy Tips

Published March 9, 2020 It’s been a pretty mild winter. We were a little hesitant to post this blog knowing there still could be snowstorms in our future! Such is spring in Minnesota. It’s a mix of weather, so our tips below reflect that. Concentrate on managing your thermostat (up or down) to manage your energy use…

Update from the Minnesota legislature

Published March 2, 2020 Good morning from St. Paul! The legislature has been in session for two and a half busy weeks, and here is an update on some important energy issues that we are tracking so far. Energy conservation opportunities for rural Minnesotans CUB is advocating for a conservation program that will ensure that…

Minnesota Healthy Homes Program: Improving your home’s health through Energy Efficiency

Published February 19, 2020 Your home’s indoor environment and air quality can have a big impact on your health. Indoor pollutants like radon, mold, and chemicals from a variety of sources can result in unhealthy levels of pollutant sources if ventilation and moisture are not carefully managed. By adopting energy efficiency measures, you not only…

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Public workshops to address systemic inequities in energy efficiency

Published February 11, 2020, It’s been a few months since our last update on the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort. CUB has been partnering with Twin Cities neighborhood-based groups and other organizations to improve energy efficiency opportunities for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), renters, and low-income communities. We have been very busy this winter…

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