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Update from the Minnesota legislature

Published March 2, 2020 Good morning from St. Paul! The legislature has been in session for two and a half busy weeks, and here is an update on some important energy issues that we are tracking so far. Energy conservation opportunities for rural Minnesotans CUB is advocating for a conservation program that will ensure that…

CUB seeks to equalize conservation opportunities for rural Minnesotans at state legislature

Published February 10, 2020 For decades, Minnesota utilities have been required by law to help their customers save energy through the Conservation Improvement Program. Utilities offer rebates on efficient appliances, discounted home energy audits, and more to help people and businesses lower their energy bills. Consumers’ conservation, in turn, saves money for everyone.  It reduces…

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Final 2019 legislative report: Little action on energy policy

As you have no doubt seen by now, a rushed end to the 2019 Minnesota legislature left a lot on the table. Energy policy was no exception. In the end, the legislature passed an extremely pared-down energy policy package. Gone were bills to increase clean energy, revamp utility conservation programs, promote electric vehicles, and much…

support clean energy - tell your legislators

Do you support clean energy? Let your legislators know.

Here at CUB, we talk with people every week about the energy they use at home. From one corner of the state to the other, people’s goals are the same: cheaper and cleaner. We all want to save money and reduce our impact on the environment. Fortunately, clean energy is also the most cost-effective choice. Unfortunately,…

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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…

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