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Welcome Eva Chen, CUB’s new communications and outreach intern

Published September 8, 2020 Eva joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in September 2020 as the Communications and Outreach Intern. Prior to coming to CUB, she has worked as a researcher for the Hennepin-University Partnership, where she analyzed the effectiveness of collaborations between county government and nearby universities on surrounding communities and constituents. She…

Now hiring: Paid part-time communications and outreach intern

Published August 4, 2020 CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our communications and outreach programs. The intern will assist with CUB’s communications strategies, support CUB’s outreach events, help people analyze and understand their electric and gas bills, how to reduce energy waste and save money, and their options for renewable energy. It’s a…

Welcome Brian Edstrom, CUB’s new Senior Regulatory Advocate

Published May 19, 2020 Brian joined the Citizens Utility Board in May 2020 as the organization’s Senior Regulatory Advocate.  Prior to joining CUB, Brian practiced law with a boutique business law firm, Avisen Legal, P.A. in Minneapolis, where he advised small business owners on a variety of general business and regulatory matters. Brian’s work experience…

Minnesota lawmakers poised to pass updated energy conservation law

May 14, 2020 Energy News Network Frank Jossi A bipartisan bill in Minnesota would reward utilities for encouraging customers to switch to less carbon-intensive fuels for heating, cooling and transportation. The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act updates the state’s Conservation Improvement Program, which state officials say has provided $6 billion in benefits and created 46,000 jobs. The…

Minnesota’s public utilities say pandemic could hit their bottom line

May 9, 2020 Twin Cities Pioneer Press Matthew Guerry Residential customers are having trouble paying their bills. Commercial clients are using less power as offices and other workplaces remain on lockdown. And depending on how severely those factors affect the financial health of Minnesota utility companies, rates might just end up increasing. Major utilities have…

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