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Minnesota approves partnership, says no to environmental review of Superior power plant

October 29, 2018 / La Crosse Tribune By Chris Hubbuch Dairyland Power Cooperative’s plans for a jointly owned natural gas-fueled power plant in Superior cleared a hurdle Monday when Minnesota regulators allowed the utility’s Minnesota partner to proceed with the $700 million project and rejected calls for an environmental review. The Public Utilities Commission voted…

Regulators approve natural gas plant proposal for Superior

October 29, 2018 / MPR News By Dan Kraker Minnesota is one step closer to having a new natural gas plant as part of its energy future. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted 3-2 Monday to approve a proposal for a natural gas plant that would be built across the border from Duluth in Superior,…

Xcel charging projects aim to boost EV benefits in Minn.

October 17, 2018 Energywire By Jeffrey Tomich In general, [Levenson-Falk] said CUB “wants to help make EVs as accessible as possible while ensuring that utility EV programs benefit everyone, whether or not they drive an electric car.” Find the rest of the article at Energywire. No related posts.

Reader’s View: Support renewable energy, not gas plant

October 15, 2018 Duluth News Tribune By Ann Galbraith Miller Minnesota Power’s “EnergyForward” plan is misleadingly named considering the utility’s push for a natural-gas plant in Superior. Administrative Law Judge Jeanne Cochran deemed the project would not be in the public interest after considering testimony from both proponents and opponents, yet Minnesota Power continues to…

Customers, clean energy groups unite against Minnesota natural gas plant

October 17, 2018 / US Energy News By Frank Jossi The northern Minnesota utility has an opportunity to convince regulators of its need at a meeting Thursday in Duluth. In an unusual convergence of opinion, clean energy groups and large industrial companies are asking Minnesota regulators to block a utility’s investment in a new combined-cycle…