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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…

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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…

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…

Top 5 winter savings recommendations

Published February 5, 2020 Winter isn’t leaving Minnesota any time soon, and now that most people have paid several months of winter energy bills, does your wallet feel lighter? If so, consider these top 5 savings recommendations to keep your home more comfortable and save on your next energy bill. Adjust your thermostat-the Department of…

CenterPoint Energy rates will increase January 1

Published December 17, 2019 CenterPoint Energy’s natural gas rates will increase by 5.8% beginning on January 1, 2020. This reflects an interim rate increase approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) earlier this month. CenterPoint has requested permission to increase its rates on a permanent basis by an average of 6.8% across all customer types….

Minnesota Power rates will increase January 1

Published December 17, 2019 Minnesota Power electricity rates will increase by 5.8% beginning on January 1, 2020. This reflects an interim rate increase approved by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) earlier this month, and is lower than the interim increase of 7.7% that Minnesota Power had requested. Minnesota Power (MP) has requested permission to increase…

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