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CUB files to intervene in Minnesota Power’s Integrated Resource Plan

Published July 6, 2021 Minnesota Power, the electric utility serving much of northeastern Minnesota, filed its latest Integrated Resource Plan (“IRP”) in February 2021. CUB continues to participate in the review process and intends to file comments on the IRP this fall. An IRP is a roadmap that public utilities use to analyze and model…

Control moisture to keep your home comfortable and healthy this summer

Published July 6, 2021 Humidity plays a big part in the comfort and overall health of homes. High indoor humidity levels in the summer could potentially increase energy bills too. High humidity makes us feel warmer in the summer (and colder in the winter), causing us to cool (or heat) our homes more than we…

Xcel is no longer pursuing gas power plant, proposes more renewable power

Published June 28, 2021. Updated July 7, 2021 with information about comment process. On Friday, Xcel Energy announced that it was no longer pursuing its proposed natural gas power plant in Sherburne County (the “Sherco plant”). Xcel said it heard strong opposition to the plant (including from CUB) and took another look to find an…

A Good Year for Energy Policy at the Minnesota Legislature

Published June 23, 2021 Yesterday, the Minnesota Senate followed the House of Representatives and passed this year’s package of energy policy and spending legislation. House File 6 combines commerce and energy provisions. (Energy policy is in Article 8 starting on page 98, if you’re digging into the full bill, or you can read a summary…

Welcome Daurius Mikroberts, CUB’s new outreach and communications intern

Published June 7, 2021 Daurius joined the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota in June 2021 as the outreach and communications Intern. He will be responsible for assisting with the outreach and communications goals of CUB. Daurius is a student at Saint Paul College pursuing an associate’s degree in Biology. Prior to working with CUB, he…

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