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

Unusual cold helped Xcel Energy, CenterPoint bottom lines

Xcel, CenterPoint saw their profits increase thanks to the bitter cold.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 05:54 AM

Xcel doesn't expect to face huge cost from federal cross-state regulations

The utility once worried that its Texas coal-fired power plants might have to be shut down.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 05:53 AM

Minnesota ag co-op CHS agrees to buy ethanol plant in Illinois

CHS, a major marketer of ethanol, says the plant is a step into the production side of the business.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Viewpoint: A conversation about oil and the North Woods

A former regional director of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says that he’s concerned about a proposal for a crude...

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 12:27 PM

Connexus Energy plans large solar garden in Ramsey

The Ramsey project shows that co-ops are leading the way in community-owned solar arrays.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 11:01 PM

Canada orders safer crude oil-tank cars within 3 years

The Canadian government set a 2017 deadline, putting pressure on U.S. officials to do the same.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 11:09 AM

Xcel sets stage for solar bidding war

Renewable energy companies will compete to build large, utility-size solar parks.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 05:50 AM

April 13: Enbridge official talks about oil boom's impact

Mark Curwin of Enbridge Energy talked about the pipeline projects planned for the state.

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 11:57 AM

Sun shines on renewable energy firm

After winning a competition to build Minnesota’s largest solar power project, Geronimo Energy has emerged as a major force in the state’s renewable energy sector.

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 04:26 PM

Judge strikes down Minnesota's landmark anti-coal energy law

A federal judge in St. Paul said it interferes with interstate commerce. State officials plan to appeal.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 11:31 PM

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