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Capitol Report: Natural Gas Plant

February 3, 2017 / Capitol Report Reporter Shannon Loehrke quotes CUB’s Annie Levenson-Falk in an interview with Senator Andrew Mathews about his proposal to legislate a new power plant. No related posts.

Republican legislators take aim at Public Utilities Commission

February 1, 2017 MinnPost By Briana Bierschbach With complete control of the Minnesota Legislature, Republicans are taking early aim this session at a little-discussed state commission that has a big say on energy issues. Republicans have introduced a half-dozen bills that would change the power and makeup of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, a five-member…

Minnesota law would set precedent for unregulated monopolies

February 1, 2017 / Forbes Xcel Energy, an investor-owned utility based in Minneapolis, is about to make the deal of the century thanks to pork barrel politics in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. In January, the Minnesota Public Utility Commission, which regulates the state’s utility monopolies, said it would initiate a proceeding to examine the…

Consumer group opposes Xcel bill to bypass regulatory process for new power plant

January 27, 2017 WCCO News Radio CUB’s executive director Annie Levenson-Falk was on the air with Roshini Rajkumar (in for the usual Friday evening host Jordana Green) to discuss why an Xcel Energy proposal to skip consumer protections before building a new natural gas power plant is a bad deal for ratepayers. No related posts.