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Consumer advocate: Prepare for higher heating prices this winter

Extra-high natural gas prices plus ongoing effects of last winter’s extraordinary price spike could combine for an expensive winter Published October 18, 2021 St. Paul, MN – The Citizens Utility Board is warning Minnesotans that it could be an expensive heating season. Natural gas prices have risen dramatically nationwide. The monthly average price is roughly as high as it’s been…

Minnesota Power gas plant comment period closed

Thank you for your interest in expressing your opinion to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The deadline for public comments on Minnesota Power’s proposed new gas plant was March 23 at 4:30 p.m. Please subscribe to CUB’s monthly newsletter for any further updates on this issue.

Understand Your Utility Bill? Citizens Utility Board Can Help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Contact: Annie Levenson-Falk, Executive Director, Citizens Utilities Board, 612-568-5707, annielf@cubminnesota.org Understand Your Utility Bill? Citizens Utility Board Can Help March 21 seminars and clinic help ratepayers save energy costs in the face of Minnesota Power’s proposed rate hikes DULUTH, MN – Learn about your energy bill, how to…

Ratepayers, Large and Small, Oppose Xcel Energy Legislation to Bypass Regulatory Process for New Natural Gas Plant

For Immediate Release: Contacts: Cathy Kennedy, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting, 612-309-3951 Pam McCarthy-Kern, Cathryn Kennedy Consulting, 612-360-0647 Ratepayers will be stuck paying for the $1 billion plant, opponents say Bill before House committee at 3 p.m. today St. Paul (January 17, 2017) – Advocates for consumers and businesses are speaking up today against legislation that pre-approves…

New Statewide Advocate for Minnesota Utility Customers Launches Opening

Grassroots Organization Adapts Successful Model From Midwest Neighbor To Fill An Important Niche in Minnesota For Immediate Release Media Contact: Eric Howard, Fourth Sector Consulting, 928-701-1954, eric@fourthsectorconsulting.com   SAINT PAUL, Minn. (September 19, 2016) – Minnesota utility customers have gained a powerful new champion with the launch of a new statewide non-profit organization that will…

Minnesota Power Proposes Rate Increase of Around $100 to Annual Energy Bills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Contact: Eric Howard, Fourth Sector Consulting, (928) 701-1954 Buddy Robinson, Minnesota Citizens Federation Northeast, (218) 727-0207 Minnesota Power Proposes Rate Increase of Around $100 to Annual Energy Bills Families, Seniors and Small Businesses Will Raise Concerns at Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Public Meeting on September 15 DULUTH,…