David Shaffer

Reporter | Energy and business
Phone: 612-673-7090
David Shaffer is a veteran reporter and editor for the Star Tribune, with more than three decades of experience on daily newspapers.

Recent content from David Shaffer

Obituary: Rev. Donna Quenroe, founder of H.O.P.E. Ministries

The Rev. Donna J. Quenroe, who spent 40 years as a spiritual counselor to Minnesota prison inmates, died March 22...

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 09:40 PM

Higher CenterPoint gas charge wins key approval from judge

For customers of the state’s largest natural gas company, it would mean bigger bills in summer and slightly smaller bills...

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 08:31 PM

April 9: State backs expansion of Enbridge pipeline

Hearings began on an Enbridge project to boost crude oil capacity. Climate activists oppose it.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 10:40 AM

April 1: NRC troubled by 'degraded' Monticello performance

U.S. inspectors last year cited Xcel Energy for inadequate catastrophic flood planning. Now, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants to know why.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:07 AM

Jan. 20: Xcel temporarily shuts Monticello plant for repairs

Xcel Energy shut down its recently upgraded Monticello Nuclear Power Plant over the weekend, saying it needed to repair a heat exchanger in the reactor coolant system.

Updated: March 31, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Crude oil response measures move rapidly through Legislature

State lawmakers push for improved grade crossings and more track inspection. But new pipeline rules were dropped.

Updated: March 28, 2014, - 10:04 PM

Amtrak's Empire Builder schedule changing to deal with freight delays

Travel from Seattle and Portland to St. Paul will take about 3 hours longer, and the trips out west will last an additional 90 minutes.

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Regulators to decide solar vs. natural gas

The Public Utilities Commission asked energy companies to propose power projects. Now it must decide between solar panels and natural-gas-burning...

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Sierra Club alleges Minnesota Power coal-plant violations

The Duluth-based utility questions the datapoint cited by the environmental group.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:25 AM

Rail delays hurt energy and commodities

Oil trains get some of the blame, but hard winter slowed everything.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 11:49 PM

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