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 negotiating deals for big solar projects in Minnesota

The utility is signaling it doesn’t need the 100-megawatt Geronimo project to meet goals.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:23 PM

CHS makes another big investment in energy

The Inver Grove Heights co-op will put $406 million into a Montana oil refinery.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Regulators approve $160 million Enbridge Energy pipeline upgrade

Enbridge Energy plans to add pumping stations to boost the capacity of the line across northern Minnesota.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:21 AM

Dayton wants more answers from railroads on ag shipping problems

The governor, saying Minnesota grain farmers are losing millions to delayed shipments, is pushing federal officials to make rail carriers more accountable.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:22 PM

Xcel defends handling of Monticello nuclear plant upgrade

Customers or investors will pay millions for work.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:55 PM

Pipeline changes will send more Canadian oil into Minnesota

Enbridge Energy plans to increase Canadian oil shipments by temporarily switching flows on pipelines. A climate change group criticized the move.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 11:47 AM

Large solar array planned at Camp Ripley

The utility would add other generators, giving the base backup power in an outage.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 06:03 AM

Aug. 1: Xcel will build multistate power transmission projects

The utility is entering the competitive business of building large transmission projects to serve customers beyond its own. Xcel sees opportunities in the Midwest and Southwest.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:25 AM

July 12: Xcel board under scrutiny in Monticello cost overrun

Company denied claim that board’s role in “dysfunctional” process led to overruns on Monticello project.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:24 AM

DNR: Consider rerouting proposed Sandpiper pipeline

It is the second state agency to suggest that regulators look at alternative routes to avoid lakes, rivers and wetlands in northern Minnesota.

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 11:33 PM

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