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Another electric rate hike?

May 26, 2017 / Duluth Budgeteer By Buddy Robinson If you are a Minnesota Power customer, your electric bill could go up greatly in less than a year. How much? For most people, the increase in their bills could be as much as $150 to $200 a year or more. If electricity is included in…

Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill

May 22, 2017 / MPR News By Elizabeth Dunbar The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that some stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor’s staff to find compromise language. Still, some groups,…

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…