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Deal to close Minnesota coal plants includes ‘historic’ efficiency push

June 24, 2019 / Energy News Network By Frank Jossi The agreement between Xcel Energy and clean energy advocates also includes building 3,000 megawatts of solar. As Xcel Energy prepares a filing to close its last coal units in Minnesota, a lesser-known provision of the settlement announced last month commits the utility to energy savings…

Xcel’s plan to 2030: Close two coal plants, extend nuclear plant, add more solar

May 21, 2019 / Star Tribune By Mike Hughlett Xcel Energy plans to close two more coal-fired power plants several years early and exit coal generation in Minnesota by 2030, while at the same time extending the life of its Monticello nuclear plant by another decade to 2040. The Minneapolis-based utility said Monday it also…

Learn about solar energy at St. Luke Presbyterian

April 22, 2019 / SW News Media By Meghan Davy Sandvold Learn about rooftop solar for homeowners at a solar garden party from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at St. Luke Presbyterian Church in Minnetonka. Experts will explore energy efficiency, community solar gardens as an option that doesn’t require panel installation, and ways to…

In Response: Embrace clean energy, enjoy lower utility bills

April 11, 2019 / Duluth News Tribune By Annie Levenson-Falk A couple of opinion pieces published in the News Tribune in recent weeks incorrectly called into question the reliability and affordability of clean energy in Minnesota. A “Statewide View” column headlined, “Minnesotans ought to be concerned by state’s sweeping energy transformation,” was published March 26;…

Reader’s View: Carbon pricing the energy answer

April 9, 2019 / Duluth News Tribune By Katya Gordon I appreciated the concern expressed in the March 29 letter about transforming to renewable energy (Reader’s View: “100 percent renewables not possible”). The letter decried a my-way-or-the-highway approach to energy, and I completely agreed. All decisions must be made with shared values and in civil…

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