Xcel Energy Introduces New Alternatives Energy ProgramXcel Energy has proposed a new alternatives energy program. It would allow Minnesota customers to get 100 percent of their electricity from the wind and sun.
Group Worried Xcel’s Solar Program Won’t Kick In Before Credits ExpireA local group is asking Xcel Energy to pick up the pace of its community solar program.
Thinking Of Going Solar? Online Calculator Compares Power CostsXcel Energy customers will be paying more for their electricity if a proposed three-year rate increase gets approved by Minnesota regulators. The utility's 9.8 percent rate hike would add about $132 to the average customer's annual power bill.
Downtown St. Paul Utility To Go Coal-FreeDistrict Energy St. Paul is going coal-free. The downtown utility that provides hot-water heat to nearly 200 buildings and 300 homes in St. Paul says it will end the use of coal after the 2020-21 heating season, reducing the heating system's carbon dioxide emissions by 27 percent, or 21,000 tons per year.
Xcel Energy Wants To Replace 100,000 Minnesota Streetlights With LEDsXcel Energy has proposed a plan to replace about 100,000 company-owned streetlights across the state with energy efficient LEDs, a move which the company says would save Minnesota communities both money and energy.
Xcel Energy: Cold Weather Rule Starts ThursdayOfficials with Xcel Energy say the "Minnesota Cold Weather Rule" goes into effect on Thursday and customers who need assistance paying their bills this winter can get help.
Xcel Energy Plans To Retire 2 Of 3 Coal-Fired Sherco UnitsXcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker.
EPA Orders 40 Percent Cut In Minnesota Carbon Emissions By 2030The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a 40 percent cut in Minnesota's carbon emissions by 2030. Most of that will come from power plants, like Xcel's Sherco plant in Becker.
ND Refuses Endorsement Of Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsNorth Dakota utility regulators have again refused to endorse a Minneapolis-based company's plans for some solar projects in Minnesota. The Public Service Commission's action Wednesday was the second time this year that the panel shot down Xcel Energy's plans for solar projects.
ND Regulators To Review Xcel Energy's Solar ProjectsA Minneapolis-based power company is again asking North Dakota regulators to endorse plans for some solar projects in Minnesota.
Dayton Drew Big Inaugural Checks After ElectionAfter easily securing a second term as Minnesota governor, Democrat Mark Dayton landed sizable checks toward his early-January inauguration, including some from corporations whose leaders favored the GOP nominee in the race.
Minnesota Prepares For Obama's Call To Cut EmissionsPresident Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth's changing climate. Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.