Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
Developers have formally abandoned their efforts to build a wind farm in Goodhue County of southeastern Minnesota that drew strong citizen opposition because of the threat to eagles and bats.
CenterPoint Energy is requesting permission from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to modify the rates it charges for natural gas. On Fridaty, the company filed an application to request an increase for monthly basic charges for residential customers.
An administrative law judge says Xcel Energy’s proposed electricity rate hike should be held to 4.7 percent. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Xcel said Monday that last week’s recommendations by Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran would amount to a $127 million rate increase.
Top North Dakota officials are renewing their protest of a Minnesota plan to raise the price of electric power that’s generated by coal.
Opponents of expanded wind power call it the great contradiction. They say that so called “green energy” is good for the environment, but bad for birds. Each year, the spinning turbine blades will kill countless migrating birds, from bats to bald eagles.