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Learning to Save Energy Early

Published October 28, 2019 Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and 48 public and private universities. Every year thousands of students flock to college campuses to pursue a higher education. While campuses create an atmosphere of community and is an environment for students to build relationships, they’re also significant energy users. Like many large facilities, campuses…

Keep Your Heat On this Winter: The Cold Weather Rule and Energy Assistance

Published October 20, 2019 While winter is technically a few months away, we all know it’s closer than that, and it’s time to get prepared. Households who struggle to pay their winter energy bills may be at risk for getting their heat shut off. Important protections and programs go into effect in October to help…

October is Energy Awareness Month

Published October 4, 2019 Happy Energy Awareness Month! CUB is pleased to announce that Governor Walz has declared October Energy Awareness Month in Minnesota. Celebrating has become a CUB tradition. Last year we encouraged people to think about how they use energy. This year we want to discuss how the electricity we use is generated….

Make your voice heard: Cleaner, cheaper electricity for Xcel customers

Published October 3, 2019 If you follow this blog, you know that Xcel is in the midst of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the map of where Xcel will get its electricity from for the next 15 years. If you’re an Xcel customer, you care about clean energy, and/or you don’t want to be charged…

Improvements coming to Minnesota Power’s CARE affordability program

Published October 1, 2019 Minnesota Power has received approval to overhaul its Customer Affordability Residential Electricity (CARE) Program. The CARE program helps reduce the cost of electricity for Minnesota Power’s low-income customers.  The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given Minnesota Power the go-ahead to implement significant program reforms. Minnesota Power worked diligently with stakeholders for…