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

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

April 17: Oil pipeline to Twin Cities to get $125M upgrade

Six additional pump stations will increase the line’s capacity.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 10:35 PM

Older crude oil tankers may end up on U.S. rails

Canadian pricing gives shippers reason to move crude in less-robust tankers, BNSF says.

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 09:38 PM

After hard winter, N.D. predicts surge in oil output

New wells that were built but inactive because of the harsh winter will be ready for business.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 09:07 PM

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

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