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Xcel will reassess investments in Minnesota after regulators’ rate hike decision
June 1, 2023 Star Tribune Mike Hughlett Xcel Energy said it will reconsider significant investments in Minnesota after state regulators on Thursday approved a three-year rate increase that was much less than what the the state’s largest utility wanted. Read more. No related posts.
Minnesota Emerges as the Midwest’s Leader in the Clean Energy Transition
May 31, 2023 Inside Climate News Aydali Campa Six months ago, John Delurey, the senior regional director at Vote Solar, would have said that Illinois “sits on the shoulders of some of the most robust and equitable climate legislation in the country and region.” But after this year’s legislative session, Minnesota is giving Illinois a…
A guide to the Minnesota DFL’s 100% carbon-free standard
January 27, 2023 MinnPost Walker Orenstein The DFL bill that would steer utilities toward a carbon-free electric grid is simple in concept: All electric utilities in the state would be asked to use 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. But the proposal — which Democrats have advanced through the Legislature at lightspeed in January — is really…
Minnesota Lawmakers Seek Nixing Natural Gas, Oil Imports from State’s Electric Utility Supplies by 2040
January 24, 2023 Natural Gas Intelligence Morgan Evans Minnesota’s state legislature has ramped up the clean energy targets for electric utilities with a bill that would ensure utility customers would receive 100% of their energy from only carbon-free resources 10 years sooner than many utilities had initially planned. Read more. No related posts.
Xcel drops request to raise electric rates next year
December 7, 2022 MPR News Kirsti Marohn Xcel Energy has dropped a controversial request for a $122 million electric rate increase next year. Minnesota’s largest electric utility, which serves 1.3 million customers in Minnesota, requested to raise rates about 21 percent over three years. Last year, the state Public Utilities Commission granted Xcel an interim…