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Winter energy saving tips

Published November 5, 2020 Winter came a bit earlier than normal this year, so sorry if this feels a little late. Usually, we don’t want to jinx it by posting winter tips before November!  You are probably tired of thinking and talking about how unusual this year has been —  I know I am. Well,…

Fall energy saving tips

Published September 8, 2020 You’ve heard this a lot already: it’s going to be a unique fall season. These unusual times are also impacting our energy use and patterns of use. With many people spending much more time at home than what is typical, household energy use is going to increase. The tips below will…

Prepare now for heating with delivered fuel

Published July 24, 2020 Thinking about how you are going to heat your home this winter? Maybe not. After all, it’s still the middle of a hot summer! At CUB we think about heating and cooling all year long, so we can help you plan ahead. Just over 12 percent of Minnesotans heat their home…

Assistance with energy bills

Published June 26, 2020 Are you worried about getting your energy bills paid? Maybe you are already falling behind? It’s stressful to worry about bills piling up, having your electricity or natural gas shut off, or not being able to get your propane tank filled.  Getting your utilities shut off or having an empty fuel…

Summer Energy Tips

Published June 3, 2020 With the passing of Memorial Day, we have officially started the Minnesota summer! Minnesotans relish our summers, and CUB recognizes this summer is going to feel a lot different due to COVID-19. Many people will be at home more than normal. More time at home will likely result in more energy…

Managing household energy use during unusual times

Published March 30, 2020 Things have changed a lot since we posted out light-hearted Spring Energy Saving Tips earlier this month. We recognize we’re all under a lot of stress right now. CUB is here to help consumers who are worried about their household energy bills. Hopefully, we can play a role in reducing some…

Spring Energy Tips

Published March 9, 2020 It’s been a pretty mild winter. We were a little hesitant to post this blog knowing there still could be snowstorms in our future! Such is spring in Minnesota. It’s a mix of weather, so our tips below reflect that. Concentrate on managing your thermostat (up or down) to manage your energy use…

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Public workshops to address systemic inequities in energy efficiency

Published February 11, 2020, It’s been a few months since our last update on the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort. CUB has been partnering with Twin Cities neighborhood-based groups and other organizations to improve energy efficiency opportunities for black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC), renters, and low-income communities. We have been very busy this winter…

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