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Community Emergency Assistance Programs (CEAP)

November 21, 2017 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The Community Emergency Assistance Programs is hosting the Citizens Utility Board at their Brooklyn Center location. Stop by the Citizens Utility Board table to get tips on how to save money on your energy bills this winter, ask us questions, and get advice.  Consider bringing your electric…

University of Minnesota Housing Fair

November 9, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Stop by the Citizens Utility Board table at the University of Minnesota Housing fair to learn ways to save money on your energy bills this winter. We’ll have specific tips for renters as well. Consider bringing your electric and gas bills along with your questions. CUB also…

October is Energy Awareness Month

At the request of the Citizens Utility Board, Governor Dayton has declared October Energy Awareness Month in Minnesota. With this proclamation, Governor Dayton is emphasizing the importance energy plays in our lives and in the economy of Minnesota. Minnesota has been a leader in creating an energy supply that is cheaper, cleaner, and more reliable….

Xcel’s Rate Increase Starts October 1

October 1 marks the start of a multi-year electric rate increase for Xcel Energy electric customers. While it is pretty straight-forward to understand that your bills are about to increase, the details behind utility rate increases can be confusing. That’s one reason CUB exists – to help consumers understand their energy bills and provide ideas…

Longfellow Neighborhood Resource Fair

CUB is happy to attend the annual Longfellow Neighborhood Resource Fair in Minneapolis from 5:30-6:30.    (Longfellow’s general meeting will take place directly after the Resource Fair.) Stop by CUB’s table: Ask questions about your gas and electric bills Get tips to save energy and prepare for winter heating bills Find out about renewable energy…

Getting Ready for Higher Summer Electric Rates

With the Memorial Day weekend comes the unofficial start to the Minnesota summer.  A few days later, on June 1, higher summer electric rates begin for Xcel customers and continue through September. (Lower winter rates are in effect from October through May.)  Residential electric rates go up in the summer to correspond with higher demand,…

Home insulation can be a year-round money saver

Today’s energy saving tip comes from the Minnesota Department of Commerce: Proper home insulation is not only a good way to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It can also save you money on your energy bills year round. To reduce costly energy waste, especially in older homes, the Minnesota Commerce…

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