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Want to save on your utility bill? This Minn. nonprofit has some tips

November 14, 2018 / MPR News By Elizabeth Dunbar This week alone, the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota will help utility customers in a variety of settings: at Target headquarters, at the Minnesota Farmers Union convention and at Bruce Vento Elementary School in St. Paul during parent-teacher conferences. “We really try to go where people…

University changes course on energy efficiency program

November 8, 2018 / Minnesota Daily By Emma Dill Following public criticism, the University of Minnesota will stay in the Conservation Improvement Program. Amid public criticism from environmental groups and the City of Minneapolis, the University of Minnesota will remain in a statewide energy efficiency program. On Wednesday, the University withdrew a petition that would…

Minn. regulators OK $700M natural gas plant

October 30, 2018 / E&E News By Jeffrey Tomich “Minnesota Power customers will likely face more than $350 million in new costs for an investment that the utility could not prove it needs,” said Annie Levenson-Falk, the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota’s executive director. No related posts.

Minnesota Regulators Approve Natural Gas Plant Proposal for Superior

October 29, 2018 / WPR  By Dan Kraker Companies, Environmental Groups, Consumer Advocates Argue Proposed Plant Isn’t Needed Minnesota — and Wisconsin — is one step closer to having a new natural gas plant as part of its energy future. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 Monday to approve a proposal for a natural…

Minnesota approves partnership, says no to environmental review of Superior power plant

October 29, 2018 / La Crosse Tribune By Chris Hubbuch Dairyland Power Cooperative’s plans for a jointly owned natural gas-fueled power plant in Superior cleared a hurdle Monday when Minnesota regulators allowed the utility’s Minnesota partner to proceed with the $700 million project and rejected calls for an environmental review. The Public Utilities Commission voted…