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

Xcel Energy sued for $45M in alleged overruns at nuclear plant

A North Carolina contractor said Xcel refused to pay cost overruns in a project at the Prairie Island nuclear power plant in Red Wing.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 11:16 AM

Power plants worry about winter coal supplies

After months of rail service problems, some utilities and elected officials say BNSF Railway needs to prove it has a plan to rebuild coal stockpiles.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 04:58 PM

Activist groups sue over border pipeline

The groups said the State Department should not have approved a temporary change.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Obituary: Webster was a no-nonsense employee and dedicated volunteer

Isabelle Webster, who spent nearly 50 years working at the former Dayton’s department store in downtown Minneapolis, died Nov. 2...

Updated: November 10, 2014, - 11:31 PM

N.D. oil drillers upbeat but cautious as oil prices slide

Drillers are paring back 2015 plans in the Bakken but remain optimistic for the long term.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Minnesota natural gas bills should be lower this winter

Rates and forecasts mean Minnesota customers can breathe easier this winter.

Updated: November 06, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Solar panel maker to open Minneapolis plant

Itek Energy would become the third solar panel manufacturer in Minnesota.

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 08:22 PM

Long-idled Great River power plant finally flips the switch

The recession mothballed a new power plant in Spiritwood, N.D. The plant will also sell steam to nearby ethanol and...

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Enbridge files to replace problem pipeline in Minnesota

Landowners will be contacted along the 338-mile proposed corridor, which is the same pathway proposed for a pipeline from North Dakota.

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 07:09 AM

Xcel signs deal to construct three large solar projects near Minnesota cities

The utility said the project could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 7 million tons.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 06:55 AM

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