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Critics say Minnesota omnibus bill sets back clean energy

May 10, 2017 / Midwest Energy News By Frank Jossi Minnesota’s Capitol building in St. Paul. Clean energy and environmental advocates are concerned that several provisions in a Minnesota Jobs and Energy Omnibus bill would remove regulatory oversight of programs, shift power from experts to legislators and potentially kills jobs in a growing sector. The legislature is…

Renewable energy saves Minnesota Power customers money

April 10, 2017 Duluth News Tribune By Annie Levenson-Falk The News Tribune’s March 29 editorial, “Our View: Don’t rush renewables goal,” incorrectly implied that renewable energy is more expensive for Minnesota Power than other energy options. In fact, wind is the cheapest source of power generation — and when utilities get more power from renewables, customers…

Seminar Held to Help Duluthians Understand Bills

Citizens  Utility Board also offered individual appointments to teach consumers how to lower utility use March 21, 2017 Fox 21 – Duluth By Andrew Kirov DULUTH, Minn. – For anyone having a hard understanding their utility bill, the Citizens Utility Board was in Duluth today to help. The statewide organization held seminars at the Coppertop…

Understand your utility bill?

March 17, 2017 / Duluth Budgeteer Learn about your energy bill, how to save on energy costs and how to get renewable energy at sessions sponsored by Citizens Utility Board (CUB), Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light. These sessions are provided in the face of Minnesota Power proposals to raise rates…

Dayton signs law allowing Xcel to build natural gas-fired plant in Becker

February 28, 2017 / Minneapolis Star Tribune By Mike Hughlett   Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill Tuesday allowing Xcel Energy to build a large natural gas-fired power plant in Sherburne County, without having to go the traditional route of gaining approval from Minnesota utilities regulators. Minneapolis-based Xcel, the state’s largest electricity provider, wants to…