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Engaging Twin Cities Communities in Energy

Published August 6, 2019 Helping individuals better understand their energy choices is a major part of CUB’s work.  Because it is a big task to share information, partnerships are critically important in spreading the word about existing programs and options.  Additionally, it’s important to always look for ideas to improve program offerings that will help…

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Tips for Moisture Control

Published August 2, 2019 The summer’s high humidity levels can affect not only the way you feel but also the condition of your home, and could potentially increase your energy bills. High humidity can increase moisture in your home, especially when dealing with unintended leaks that allow moisture or water vapor to move in and…

Xcel Energy rolling out two new electric vehicle pilots

Published July 9, 2019 In the coming weeks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is expected to release its Order approving two of several electric vehicle pilot programs from Xcel Energy.  As many of you know, electric vehicle (EV) adoption is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.  These two pilots take on several challenges…

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Position Announcement: Seeking Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Published July 3, 2019 CUB seeks a creative, strategic, and detail-oriented individual to support our consumer outreach programming, communications, and membership and contact management. The Outreach and Communications Coordinator will be in the field with CUB’s consumer outreach team, will create new opportunities through communications with supporters and via social media, and is responsible much…

Welcome Inonge Mubita, CUB’s new outreach intern

Published June 28, 2019 CUB is pleased to welcome Inonge Mubita to the team as our newest outreach intern. Inonge Mubita joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in June 2019 as an Outreach intern. Before working at CUB Inonge was part of the 2018 Capitol Pathways cohort where she met CUB’s Executive Director, Annie…

News Release: CUB Announces Regulatory Partnership for Consumer Advocacy in Xcel Energy’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2019 Contact: Annie Levenson-Falk, annielf@cubminnesota.org, 612-568-5707 (cell)   Citizens Utility Board Announces Regulatory Partnership for Consumer Advocacy in Xcel Energy’s 2019 Integrated Resource Plan Team of legal and technical experts will develop lowest-cost, cleanest energy path for one million Xcel consumers in Minnesota   [SAINT PAUL] The Citizens Utility Board…

Financing Home Energy Improvements

Published June 3, 2019 There are a lot of demands on a homeowner’s budget: mortgage, insurance, property taxes, and maintenance. Inevitably some improvements needed or desired are going to come up. How can/should energy efficiency improvements fit into the budget? A smart investment in energy efficiency will save your household money in the long run and can…

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Final 2019 legislative report: Little action on energy policy

Published May 28, 2019 As you have no doubt seen by now, a rushed end to the 2019 Minnesota legislature left a lot on the table. Energy policy was no exception. In the end, the legislature passed an extremely pared-down energy policy package. Gone were bills to increase clean energy, revamp utility conservation programs, promote…

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