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What can we learn in Minnesota from the Texas blackouts?

Published February 19, 2021 As we are well aware in Minnesota, frigid temperatures have recently descended upon much of the country — in many instances posing a real danger to those without access to reliable heat. This danger has been felt most acutely in Texas, where millions lost power, and some have died because the…

CUB supports “securitization” to help Minnesota utilities retire aging coal plants

Published February 15, 2021 CUB is tracking several legislative issues arising in this year’s Legislative Session that we believe would benefit Minnesota consumers by driving down the cost of energy. Among those issues is Representative, and Chair of the House Climate and Energy Finance and Policy Committee, Jamie Long’s (DFL-Minneapolis) proposal to enable “securitization” as…

Minnesota lawmakers poised to pass updated energy conservation law

May 14, 2020 Energy News Network Frank Jossi A bipartisan bill in Minnesota would reward utilities for encouraging customers to switch to less carbon-intensive fuels for heating, cooling and transportation. The Energy Conservation and Optimization Act updates the state’s Conservation Improvement Program, which state officials say has provided $6 billion in benefits and created 46,000 jobs. The…

Energy Podcasts to Listen to this Month

It’s Energy Awareness Month! If you are interested in staying up to date with the latest trends, research and debates on energy here are some trending podcasts for you to listen to throughout your day. Whether you are already an avid follower of energy news or are interested in beginning your journey into the energy…

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