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Senate passes legislation that would change approval process for Xcel nuclear costs

May 14, 2018 / Star Tribune   By Mike Hughlett   Legislation’s foes fear it would shift risk from shareholders to ratepayers Legislation passed by the Minnesota Senate would change the state’s approval process for Xcel Energy’s nuclear power costs — a move opposed by consumer and business groups. Xcel said the legislation passed Monday…

Students seek climate change solutions

May 7, 2018 / Post Bulletin By John Molseed Zaria Romero, a Century High School junior and one of the organizers of Sunday’s Community Climate Convening, said having community leaders attend the event was a success itself. “It’s really cool to see who showed up,” he said “It shows that they care about these issues…

Performance-based regulation: How Minnesota is inching toward a new oversight model

April 24, 2018 / Utility Dive By Herman K. Trabish Performance-based regulation needs more work before it is ready to effectively deal with the perverse incentive, according a stakeholder group studying cutting-edge utility oversight proposals in Minnesota. A completely new performance-based regulatory approach may be less effective than innovative alternatives to the existing cost-of-service (COS)…

Sustainable: McKnight aims funding at climate change

April 3, 2018 / Finance and Commerce In north Minneapolis, Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light helped organize and fund a community solar garden on top of Shiloh Temple that later this year will begin powering a nearby mosque and 26 homes.In central Minnesota, the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance in Backus developed a community solar garden for the…

Minnesota lawmakers back bill to help Xcel recover nuclear plant investments

March 28, 2018 / The Energy Daily By John Beattie Despite opposition from ratepayer advocates, green groups and the state’s main business group, Minnesota lawmakers advanced legislation Tuesday that would give Xcel Energy an easier process to bill ratepayers for the costs of future investments in its two in-state nuclear plants, including $1 billion the…

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