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

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

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

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