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Engaging Twin Cities Communities in Energy

Published August 6, 2019 Helping individuals better understand their energy choices is a major part of CUB’s work.  Because it is a big task to share information, partnerships are critically important in spreading the word about existing programs and options.  Additionally, it’s important to always look for ideas to improve program offerings that will help…

Xcel’s proposal to buy gas power plant in Mankato should be denied

Published August 5, 2019 Since the beginning of this year, CUB has been monitoring the proposal by Xcel Energy to purchase a 720-megawatt gas power plant in Mankato: the Mankato Energy Center (MEC). For over seven months, parties like CUB, the Department of Commerce, the Office of the Attorney General, the City of Minneapolis, the…

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Tips for Moisture Control

Published August 2, 2019 The summer’s high humidity levels can affect not only the way you feel but also the condition of your home, and could potentially increase your energy bills. High humidity can increase moisture in your home, especially when dealing with unintended leaks that allow moisture or water vapor to move in and…

Xcel Energy rolling out two new electric vehicle pilots

Published July 9, 2019 In the coming weeks, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is expected to release its Order approving two of several electric vehicle pilot programs from Xcel Energy.  As many of you know, electric vehicle (EV) adoption is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years.  These two pilots take on several challenges…

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Position Announcement: Seeking Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Published July 3, 2019 CUB seeks a creative, strategic, and detail-oriented individual to support our consumer outreach programming, communications, and membership and contact management. The Outreach and Communications Coordinator will be in the field with CUB’s consumer outreach team, will create new opportunities through communications with supporters and via social media, and is responsible much…

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