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CUB advances bill to unleash energy data in the consumer interest

You’ve probably seen news coverage of many of the energy-related bills being discussed at the Minnesota legislature so far this year. I want to let you know about one important bill for energy consumers that hasn’t received as much attention. CUB is working with Representative Jamie Long and Senator David Senjem, lead authors on legislation…

CUB expects a busy and productive 2019

It’s just the end of January and we’re already off to a great start in 2019 and wanted to share with you some of the ways we’ll be helping consumers the whole year long. Outreach Events CUB plans to be as busy as ever providing educational programming across the state to help residential and small…

Minnesota Legislature: Report from the end of session

The Minnesota Legislature wrapped up its work at about 11:50 p.m. last Sunday before a 12:00 deadline. While the session was marked by a lack of progress in many areas, it concluded favorably on a number of issues affecting energy consumers. Here’s a report on the outcome of CUB’s legislative priorities this year, as well…

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Update from the Minnesota Legislature

We’re just about at the halfway point of the 2018 legislative session, and CUB has been busy at the Capitol. Here’s an update on some of the issues that could affect energy consumers this year.   Xcel nuclear plant spending A bill carried by Representative O’Neill and Senator Mathews would allow Xcel to more easily…

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Bill would grant blank check to Xcel for nuclear spending, profits

Thursday On March 27,* a bill will be heard that would effectively grant a blank check to Xcel Energy for spending on its two nuclear facilities, the Prairie Island and Monticello power plants — plus guaranteed profits for Xcel shareholders. The bill (HF 3708 / SF 3504) bypasses the cost controls and checks on spending that exist…

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