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CUB fighting Minnesota Power’s proposed 18% rate hike

Published April 21, 2022 In November 2021, Minnesota Power filed documents with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (the PUC) seeking to raise its rates by about 18 percent. If approved, electricity rates would go up by about $15 per month for a typical household in Minnesota Power’s service territory.  CUB is fighting back. Background This…

We’re hiring: Paid part-time legal intern (fall semester 2022)

Published April 7, 2022 The Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB) is the independent advocate for Minnesota utility consumers. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit consumer advocate, CUB serves two primary functions. First, we represent the interests of Minnesota consumers to influence policy (including regulatory and legislative activities) affecting Minnesota’s public utilities. We advocate before the Minnesota Public…

Spring into energy savings

Published March 23, 2022 Spring provides unique opportunities to save on your energy bills as the weather starts to change. Of course, spring in Minnesota is often unpredictable: one day you’ll have the heat on; the next day, the windows are open. Here are some tips to manage your energy use, bills, and comfort during…

Welcome Laura Bretheim, CUB’s new outreach intern

Published March 17, 2022 Laura joined the Citizens Utility Board in March 2022 as an Outreach Intern. She will be supporting outreach activities throughout the spring and summer and looks forward to connecting customers with energy resources. Laura is a first-year student in the University of Minnesota’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Prior to…