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Climate column: Citizens’ Utility Board comes to Two Harbors

Virtually every utility today has goals to move to renewables Lake County News Chronicle, November 16, 2019 Katya Gordan As the cost of wind and solar power drops, and as technology races to capture renewable energies to provide the same (or better) reliability than coal, oil and gas, renewable energy appears to be a clear…

Minnesota’s days of cheaper electricity seem numbered

Utility rate increases are poised to push Minnesota past the national average.  Star Tribune, November 16, 2019 Mike Hughlett Hefty rate hikes that Minnesota’s largest utilities are seeking could push the state’s electricity prices above the national average for the first time in years. Residential prices in Minnesota have been more expensive than for the…

Citizens Utility Board recommends these tips for saving energy this winter

November 8, 2019 Mankato KEYC Holly Bernstein MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) — The Citizens Utility Board is recommending several tips for saving energy this winter. They recommend adjusting your thermostat to 68 degrees when you are awake and turning it down about 10 degrees while you are away or asleep. They also suggest opening the blinds…

Minnesota Power proposes 10.5% rate increase

November 1, 2019 Minnesota Star Tribune Brooks Johnson The average residential bill would increase by $11. DULUTH – Minnesota Power is asking state regulators for a 10.5% rate increase that would raise the average residential bill by more than $11 a month and small business power bills by $30 a month. The Duluth-based utility told the…

Xcel Energy seeks 3-year rate increase totaling 15.2%

November 1, 2019 Minnesota Star Tribune Mike Hughlett The utility’s proposal, which will be scrutinized by regulators, would cost its electricity customers an average of about $110 more per year by 2020. Xcel Energy wants Minnesotans to pay more for power. The utility’s rates would climb 15.2% over three years under a plan submitted to…

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