Author Archives: Annie Levenson-Falk

Updates from the Minnesota Legislature

Published March 10, 2022 Hello from the State Capitol, where CUB is working hard to represent consumers’ interests in energy-related discussions. The Legislature passed its two-year budget last year. There is no pressure of a government shutdown should the politically divided House, Senate, and Governor fail to come to agreements, which may make it less…

Xcel electricity plan approved: clean energy, storage, and transmission

Published February 9, 2022 Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) made its determination in Xcel Energy’s integrated resource plan (IRP), mapping Xcel’s future power generation. The plan will substantially reduce emissions while maintaining reliability. Under the plan, Xcel will close expensive fossil fuel generators, build out clean energy resources, help affected power plant workers…

We’re hiring: Paid part-time outreach intern

Published January 5, 2022 CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our outreach program. The intern will support CUB’s outreach events and help people understand their electric and gas bills, how to reduce energy waste and save money, and their options for renewable energy.  This is a great opportunity for someone interested in a career…

CUB seeks individuals to join our board of directors

Published January 3, 2022. Updated February 13, 2022 to note that remote participation in board meetings is welcome. CUB is looking for committed Minnesotans to join our board of directors. Why join? As a board member, you will guide CUB’s strategic direction and the organization’s long-term sustainability. You’ll make sure that CUB’s activities are on…

CenterPoint & MN Power customers will see interim rate increase in January, but less than each utility initially requested

Published December 6, 2021 Last week, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved interim rate increases for both CenterPoint Energy and Minnesota Power. Customers of each utility will see the interim charge on their bills beginning in January. In both decisions, energy affordability for residential customers was at the front of the PUC’s consideration. CenterPoint…