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Energy navigation pilot program to be launched

Published December 21, 2023 Minnesotans currently have access to a variety of programs that help increase energy efficiency and reduce customer utility bills. Programs and incentives are funded and offered by electric and gas utilities, as well as by federal, state, and local governments. Enrolling in initiatives like Energy Assistance, Gas Affordability Programs, and weatherization…

Navigating energy programs: Ideas for a more user-friendly system

Published January 11, 2023 Have you, friends, or family ever felt stressed about paying an energy bill, replacing a broken water heater, or trying to keep a drafty home warm? Energy programs exist to help with all these issues. You may be able to receive direct bill assistance, free repairs, or rebates. However, looking for help…

Easy ways to save energy in the winter

Published November 28, 2022 As temperatures continue to drop and fall festivities wrap up, it’s time to start preparing for winter. While it was nice to have the sun out again for a short holiday weekend to bring warmth to family gatherings, the snow and cold we saw earlier this month are indicators of the…

Strategies for equitable energy efficiency program design

Published October 31, 2022 CUB is pleased to share our report: Strategies for Equitable Energy Efficiency Program Design: A toolkit for two high-priority populations in the Twin Cities: Black homeowners and property owners renting to Latinx households (pdf). As a result of nearly two years of work, CUB and our partners produced this report for…

Fall offers opportunities for energy savings

Published September 29, 2022 There’s nothing quite like fall in Minnesota. The fall colors and cooler temperatures make it perfect for enjoying the weather outside and inside our homes. When it comes to energy use, early fall and late spring are typically our lowest energy use months because we don’t have to heat or cool…

Beat the summer heat with energy savings

Published June 27, 2022 Minnesota summers are hot, humid, and sometimes unbearable. Households might find themselves struggling to keep cool and balance high energy bills. For those concerned about their energy bills, it’s more important than ever to work to manage your usage while staying comfortable. We’ve provided some tips to help you manage your…

Spring into energy savings

Published March 23, 2022 Spring provides unique opportunities to save on your energy bills as the weather starts to change. Of course, spring in Minnesota is often unpredictable: one day you’ll have the heat on; the next day, the windows are open. Here are some tips to manage your energy use, bills, and comfort during…

Utility rebates can help offset the rising cost of energy

Published February 22, 2022 Most of us are feeling the effects of rising costs and are looking for ways to save money. CUB is here to share strategies to help you manage the energy piece of your household budget.   Our money and energy saving tip for today: Rebates. If you aren’t familiar with rebates offered…

High energy bills? Weatherization offers long-term solutions

Published February 7, 2022 As Minnesotans face the pressures of low temperatures and high natural gas bills this winter, significant support may be on the horizon. Efficiency upgrades to “weatherize” homes can help homeowners reduce their energy bills and, in turn, save money. With the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the federal…

CUB to partner with CERTs Seed Grant recipients

Published January 25, 2022 CUB is excited to share that the Clean Energy Resource Teams have awarded 74 Seed Grants throughout the state. Seed Grants are awarded every two years and help community focused organizations initiate energy efficiency and clean energy projects. The projects selected are meant to be innovative and promote the benefits of…

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