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Published December 16, 2019 Interested in saving energy and money this year? Start the year on a good note with energy saving tips, renewable energy options and ways to reduce your energy bills! We offer a variety of outreach events aimed at helping you, your co-workers or members of your community save money and energy….

CenterPoint Energy Proposes Rate Increase

Published December 2, 2019 In late October, CenterPoint Energy submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for the authority to increase rates for its natural gas customers. CenterPoint Energy has indicated the rate increase is needed to help cover infrastructure-related expenses including maintenance and pipeline relocation due to local public works and road…

Winter tips: It just makes cents!

Published November 26, 2019 Winter is here and Minnesotans will soon be getting some of their highest energy bills of the season. The easy tips below will keep your home comfortable, while also keeping your electric and heating bills in check. Adjust your thermostat. The Department of Energy recommends setting the temperature at 68 degrees…

New report studies impacts of electric vehicle growth to Minnesota electricity customers

Published November 26, 2019 “Electrification of the transportation sector is imminent.” That is the opening statement of a report released today by research and consulting firm Synapse Energy Economics. The study, entitled “Making Electric Vehicles Work for Utility Consumers,” analyzes the impact that this transition to electric vehicles could have on Minnesotans through our electricity…

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Position Announcement: Seeking Senior Regulatory Advocate

Published November 22, 2019 CUB seeks a creative and ambitious leader to help take advantage of the enormous opportunities for Minnesota consumers in the quickly evolving energy world. The Senior Regulatory Advocate will lead CUB’s work at the Public Utilities Commission to enhance consumer protections and pursue opportunities for cleaner, more affordable utility service. They…

Minnesota Power Electricity Rate Increase

Published November 18, 2019 Minnesota Power has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Minnesota Power has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates and service charges to cover proposed additional revenues of…

Xcel Energy Proposes Electricity Rate Increase

Published November 18, 2019 Xcel Energy has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Xcel has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates and service charges to cover proposed additional revenues of $466…

Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort Update

Published November 1, 2019 In August we shared information about a special project called the Energy Efficiency Peer Learning Cohort.  CUB is part of a team partnering with a number of organizations including several neighborhood-based community groups to improve knowledge of existing energy efficiency programs and improve program offerings.   The Cohort had a busy and…

Dakota Electric Association Proposes Electricity Rate Increase

Published November 1, 2019 Dakota Electric Association, serving parts of Scott, Dakota, Rice, and Goodhue counties, has submitted an application to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“PUC” or “Commission”) for the authority to increase rates for its electric service customers. In its request, Dakota has asked the Commission to allow the utility to increase rates…

Learning to Save Energy Early

Published October 28, 2019 Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses…

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