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11, 2013 - SAINT PAUL, MN—With cold weather just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) encourages Minnesotans to contact their utilities now to learn more about the Cold Weather Rule protection to keep homes heated all winter long.
01, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman today has approved the Minnesota Electric and Natural Gas Conservation Improvement Plan submitted by Xcel Energy. The approved conservation improvement plan demonstrates clear financial benefits to participating consumers and a significant reduction in their energy consumption.
03, 2012 - It hasn’t been this hot in 100 years. With a record heat wave bearing down on Minnesota ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is offering some simple tips to save money, conserve energy, and stay cool.
30, 2012 - As part of President Obama’s all of the above approach to energy, the Obama Administration today joined with the governors of Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will streamline the efficient and responsible development of offshore wind resources in the Great Lakes.
19, 2012 - Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced today that Minnesota will receive an additional $29.2 million in federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funds for the Minnesota Energy Assistance Program (EAP). That brings the state’s total federal allocation this winter season to $116.8 million.