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New batch of wind farm equipment brings Minnesota Power to milestone

A ship bearing parts for a wind farm expansion sailed into Duluth Monday – pushing a Minnesota utility past its state-mandated renewable energy milestone more than decade before the deadline...

July 14, 2014

Xcel Energy cost overruns: Could customers end up paying for it?

The significant cost overruns of an upgrade to Xcel Energy’s Monticello nuclear power plant were the fault of mismanagement, investigators say – but the company wants consumers to pay for it,...

July 09, 2014

Clean Energy Construction Firm Expands In Puerto Rico

Blattner Energy, which already has some solar projects in Puerto Rico, is establishing an official presence on the island and hopes to capitalize as Puerto Ricans adopt more renewable energy options.

July 08, 2014

Study: Minneapolis No. 1 city for green commercial space

Everything is greener when it comes to commercial space in Minneapolis. That’s at least according to a new study by the real estate firm GBRE Group Inc. and Maastrict University in the...

June 25, 2014

Seniors, state agencies say Xcel Energy rate hike request too high

Minnesota’s largest utility Xcel Energy has told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that it needs a rate hike of hike of $291 million — or 10.4 percent — over two years. KARE reports that...

June 24, 2014

Judge backs expansion of pipeline carrying Canadian oil through Minnesota

A judge who studied the proposed expansion of an oil pipeline that runs across northern Minnesota is advising state regulators to approve the project. Administrative law judge Eric Lipman released...

June 12, 2014

Dayton going to D.C. to push for money to finish SW Minnesota water line

Yes, the wheels of bureaucracy sometimes turn slowly – or even grind to a halt. But perhaps a well-placed shove can get them back in gear. That seems to be the hope behind Gov. Mark Dayton’s...

June 10, 2014

Commerce Dept. calls Xcel's proposed rate increase 'way too high'

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says Xcel Energy’s proposed rate increase is too large and should be scaled back by 60 percent. The Pioneer Press says the increase Xcel is seeking over a...

June 05, 2014

Xcel Energy headquarters

Xcel Files Lawsuit Over Proposed City-Owned Utility

Xcel claims that Boulder, Colorado’s city council has overstepped its authority in approving a municipal utility.

June 04, 2014

Coal Burning Plant

Fed Plan Orders MN To Cut Carbon Emissions 41 Percent

To reach that goal the Environmental Protection Agency is setting customized targets for each state.

June 02, 2014

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