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CenterPoint asks to increase natural gas rates

Published August 9, 2017 Last week, CenterPoint Energy asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for permission to increase the rates it charges customers for natural gas utility service. CenterPoint provides natural gas service in much of the Twin Cities metropolitan area and communities in central and southern Minnesota and as far north as Brainerd….

Lighting: The Easiest Way to Save Money on Energy

Published August 8, 2017 Here at CUB, we continually stress low-cost and easy ways to be energy efficient as the best way to save money on electric bills. Among the easiest of ways to save money on electricity nowadays is on your lighting. LED lighting is by far and away the cheapest way to keep…

Home Energy Audit – a Next Step in Energy Savings

When it comes to residential energy efficiency efforts, at CUB we promote free and easy first. For other efforts that may involve a substantial investment, we highly recommend getting a professional home energy audit. Why? You need to understand where exactly there is potential for energy savings and an energy audit will answer that question….

Updated Cost of Carbon in Minnesota

Published July 28, 2017 On Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 in favor of raising the cost of air pollutants from power plants: carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide, and particulate pollution. The value receiving the most attention is the updated social cost of carbon emissions, increasing to a range of $9.05 to…

Now hiring: Paid fall outreach intern

Published July 27, 2017 CUB is seeking a motivated intern to support our work this fall. The intern will work with Carmen Carruthers, CUB’s outreach director, to carry out events, develop informational materials for consumers, update the website, and update our media contact lists. It’s a great opportunity for someone interested in gaining experience in…

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