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Keep your home warm and your energy bills low this winter

Published November 7, 2023 For many Minnesotans, we’ve already received our first snowfall of the season, and though we may be entering into a brief period of warm weather, winter loves to come back with a vengeance. Take a look at our winter energy savings tips to make sure that you’re prepared for the cold…

CUB is leading effort to develop long-term system planning for Minnesota’s gas utilities

Published November 1, 2023 In February 2021, Winter Storm Uri caused natural gas prices to spike across the country. Over a five-day period, Minnesota’s four largest gas utilities incurred approximately $660 million in extraordinary costs serving their Minnesota customers. Most of those costs continue to be recovered today through surcharges added to Minnesotans’ bills. Thankfully,…

Welcome Olivia Carroll and Kayla Lamson to CUB’s team

Published October 31, 2023 CUB is excited to welcome the two newest members of our team: Olivia Carroll, Regulatory Advocate, and Kayla Lamson, AmeriCorps Home Energy Corps Member. Olivia joined the Citizens Utility Board in August 2023 as a Regulatory Advocate upon graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School with a concentration in Environmental…

PUC approves MERC’s natural gas rate case settlement

Published October 27, 2023 On October 26, the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) accepted a settlement agreement that limited rate increases for customers of Minnesota Energy Resources Corporation (MERC). Under the settlement, the company lowered its request to raise rates from approximately $32.7 million to $21.2 million, a more than $11.5 million reduction. As a result, the residential rate…

Introducing Clean Heat Minnesota

Published October 24, 2023 We are pleased to share Clean Heat Minnesota: a diverse, statewide coalition of Minnesotans working for clean, affordable energy for heating, cooking, and appliances. Announced today, Clean Heat Minnesota is organizing for a state in which everyone can heat their homes and workplaces with reliable energy at consistent, affordable prices, while…

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