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Regulators okay Xcel’s plan to close coal plants, accelerate shift to clean energy

Published October 14, 2016 The state Public Utilities Commission yesterday approved Xcel Energy’s 15-year Integrated Resource Plan, including its plan to retire two of the three coal-fired generating units at the Sherco plant in Becker. The commission didn’t yet approve Xcel’s proposal to replace this coal generation with a natural gas generator. Instead, it directed…

CUB Illinois helps dad cut his electric bill in half

Published September 30, 2016 Here’s a story from our partners at the Citizens Utility Board of Illinois. This is the kind of service we are now providing here in Minnesota, and many similar utility programs exist here for us to take advantage of. If you have a question or concern about your bills or your…

Minnesota Power wins approval to cut industrial rates by 5%

Published September 16, 2016 Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission permitted Minnesota Power to offer 11 of its industrial customers a break of about 5% off their electric rates. In a 3-2 decision, Commissioners agreed with the utility and the state Department of Commerce that the break would have a net benefit to the utility….

We’re hiring: Launch CUB Minnesota’s outreach program

*9/21/16 UPDATE: This is now a Director-level position, and the application deadline has been extended through Sept. 30* Published September 6, 2016 CUB Minnesota is now hiring an individual to create and carry out our outreach programming. This is a full-time position, primarily responsible for developing and carrying out CUB Minnesota’s statewide outreach programs, providing…

CUB opposes Minnesota Power proposal to add $100 to annual electric bills

Published September 1, 2016 In June, Minnesota Power proposed increasing residential electric rates by 10% – an average of about $100 per year – in order to reduce rates large industries by 5%. CUB Minnesota is opposing the proposal, together with the Legal Services Advocacy Project, the Energy CENTS Coalition, and the Minnesota Citizens Federation…

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