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A Good Year for Energy Policy at the Minnesota Legislature

Published June 23, 2021 Yesterday, the Minnesota Senate followed the House of Representatives and passed this year’s package of energy policy and spending legislation. House File 6 combines commerce and energy provisions. (Energy policy is in Article 8 starting on page 98, if you’re digging into the full bill, or you can read a summary…

Welcome Brandon Crawford, CUB’s new summer legal intern

Published June 3, 2021 Brandon joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in June 2021 as a summer legal intern. He will be conducting legal research and writing to support CUB’s participation in Public Utilities Commission dockets and to help us better understand and share information on emerging energy-related legislation. Brandon is a third-year student at the…

Summer energy saving tips

Published June 3, 2021 According to the Minnesota Department of Commerce, heating and cooling comprise 55% of a typical Minnesota home’s energy use. The challenge during these next 3-4 months of warm weather is that using a lot of air conditioning can result in high electricity bills. Below are some tips to try to keep…

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Legislature passes ECO Act to update energy conservation programs

Published May 26, 2021 On May 17, the Minnesota legislature passed the first major energy reform in more than a decade. The Energy Conservation and Optimization (ECO) Act will provide more options for Minnesotans to reduce their energy use, costs, and environmental impact. The bill updates the state’s long-standing and successful Conservation Improvement Program and…

Now hiring: Paid part-time communications and outreach intern

Published April 27, 2021 CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our outreach and communications programs. The intern will support CUB’s outreach events, assist with CUB’s communications strategies, and help people understand their electric and gas bills, how to reduce energy waste and save money, and their options for renewable energy. Until further notice,…

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