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

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

At 3M, solar power becomes an employee benefit

The Maplewood company joined Cisco and Kimberly-Clark in a new, innovative program.

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 06:58 AM

Gas prices in Minnesota below $3

With world oil prices in free fall, gaso­line at the pump is drop­ping in price too.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 08:56 AM

Biofuel leaders says EPA has treated industry unfairly

In Minneapolis, industry officials say the federal government made a mistake in setting such low targets for biofuels delivered at the pump.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 08:26 PM

Beyond the corn: The new frontier in ethanol is nonfood biofuel

As three cellulosic ethanol plants open in the Midwest, wavering U.S. policy and the oil boom leave a promising technology...

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 04:57 PM

August: N. Dakota adding pipelines, but oil trains still up

Thousands of miles of pipeline were added in North Dakota last year, but not to take oil to market.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:10 PM

July: U.S.: Remove or retrofit old oil tankers in 2 years

Bakken oil on ‘higher end of volatility,’ say Transportation Secretary Foxx

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 03:06 PM

Ethanol industry having a solid year

Fuel producers are paying less than half what they paid two years ago for corn.

Updated: September 20, 2014, - 09:50 PM

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