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Hiring: Home Energy Corps Member

Published August 30, 2023 About the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota The Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB) is a nonprofit advocate for our state’s utility consumers. We advocate for affordable utility service, consumer protections, and clean energy.  CUB aims to be a voice for Minnesotans at the state Public Utilities Commission and the legislature….

The Energy Highway: How electricity reaches your home

Published August 17, 2023 Every time we use electricity, it seems like an instantaneous process – just flip a switch and the lights turn on. In reality, the electric grid is much more complicated. Before it can be used, electricity must be generated and carried over potentially thousands of miles of lines and wires before…

PUC requires utilities to maximize IRA benefits

Published July 31, 2023 On Thursday, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) ordered utilities to maximize the benefits of the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) in future planning and cost recovery proceedings.  When the IRA was signed into law nearly a year ago, it became the most significant energy investment in U.S. history, providing nearly $400…

CUB study: Utility company investment targets will up Minnesotans’ gas bills

Published July 27, 2023 Any Minnesotan opening their natural gas bill already knows this: the cost of gas delivered to our homes and businesses continues to rise year over year, and many ratepayers are feeling the pain. After many years of gas price declines, much of the noticeable increase in the last few years has…

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