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Meetings Tuesday on Minnesota Power rate hike, gas power plant

February 19, 2018 / Duluth News Tribune By News Tribune Three nonprofit groups are offering two free sessions Tuesday in Duluth to help consumers understand Minnesota Power’s new electric rates and the utility’s proposal to build a new gas power plant in Superior. The informational sessions are set for 1-2:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. at…

Viewpoint: Xcel delivers win-win for Minnesota

February 9, 2018 / Hastings Star Gazette By Annie Levenson-Falk Ben Fowke, the president and CEO of Xcel Energy, recently announced an ambitious plan to cut the utility’s carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030. To reach that goal, Xcel Energy will double down on clean energy. It plans to generate 60 percent renewable energy by…

State regulators approve $13 million rate hike for Minnesota Power

January 31st, 2018 / Star Tribune By Mike Hughlett Minnesota utility regulators have approved a $13 million rate hike for Minnesota Power, about 40 percent of what the company had been seeking. Minnesota Power’s residential customers will see a 3.5 percent rate increase with the action taken Tuesday by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC)….

Xcel Energy showing clean energy a win for utilities, consumers, environment

January 24, 2018 / St. Cloud Times By Annie Levenson-Falk Ben Fowke, the president and CEO of Xcel Energy, recently announced an ambitious plan to cut the utility‚Äôs carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030. To reach that goal, Xcel Energy will double down on clean energy. It plans to generate 60 percent renewable energy by…

Sustainable: Planners charting Minnesota’s energy future

January 2, 2018 / Finance & Commerce By Frank Jossi Energy generation from wind and solar has grown significantly in Minnesota. Utilities have announced the retirement of thousands of megawatts of coal plants in the next decade. Popular technologies such as electric vehicles, sophisticated thermostats, battery storage and rooftop solar hold great potential to produce…