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

PureChoice founder indicted on fraud charges

Charges say he cheated investors out of $2.5M.

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:32 PM

July 26: Minnesota crossed by 50 oil trains a week, almost all in Twin Cities

Newly released details show trains pass close to state’s populated areas

Updated: September 18, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Minnesota regulators order a broader look at pipeline route

Regulators decided to look at six alternate routes for Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper crude oil pipeline.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:40 AM

Denver-based SunShare wants to sell Minnesota a share of the sun

SunShare is developing a money-saving, fossil fuel-alternative for Minnesota customers.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

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

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

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