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Register now for Edina’s Electrify Everything workshop

April 27, 2024 Sun Current “Registration is now open for Edina’s free Electrify Everything workshop on Wednesday, May 15. Electrify Everything is a Minnesota program of the cities of Eden Prairie, Edina, Minneapolis and St. Louis Park, with support from the Center for Energy and Environment and Citizens Utility Board, to make home electrification more…

Free energy consultations to be offered Tuesday at Nobles County Library

April 18, 2024 The Globe Julie Buntjer “Carruthers said CUB is available to help plan improvements for energy savings, much like people create a financial plan. “We really approach (the program) as providing information so people can make good decisions for their household,” she said, adding that CUB’s role is to assist people and connect…

What a renter can do to fight climate change

April 17, 2024 Star Tribune Chloe Johnson “”Typically, we focus on behavioral things with renters, so focusing what they do have control over,” said Carmen Carruthers, outreach director for the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota, or CUB. From a landlord’s perspective, it can be hard to justify raising the rent to cover the cost of…

How to solar power your home to lower your carbon footprint

April 17, 2024 Star Tribune Walker Orenstein “If saving money is your primary reason for going solar, installing a rooftop array could be the best choice. Carruthers said that, depending on your utility, it presents the greatest opportunity for long-term energy savings because after you pay for the panels, “what you’re generating and using is…

Xcel drops rate fight, which will keep Minnesota utility bills cheaper

April 16, 2024 Star Tribune Walker Orenstein “Brian Edstrom, senior regulatory advocate for the Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota (CUB), said the 9.25% ROE is on the low side compared to other utilities but 10.2% would be “very much” on the high side. He said Xcel has other ways to make money and shield itself…

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