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The bill would allow Xcel to get upfront approval for major upgrades to nuclear plants.
The agency this year has issued more of the waivers to federal rules that require refineries to blend corn ethanol with fuel.
In a case of "nevermind," a Senate committee Tuesday reversed itself and passed a bill that would allow Enbridge to build its controversial Line 3…
Justice Department made remark in brief supporting suit filed by N.Y. provider.
However, natural gas production rose to a record high in February.
State utility regulators OK Xcel's simpler, less-costly plan for electric vehicles.
Enbridge said it did not ask for the measure and does not support it.
The bill, like those in other states, comes amid a protest movement against oil pipelines, particularly the construction of new ones.
Utility regulators on Thursday ordered an investigation and public hearings on the issue.
Gov. Mark Dayton said he would veto any legislation that cuts PUC out of process.
Controversial plan would change approval process for plant investments.
There's a shortage of capacity on Enbridge's oil pipelines now, but will that last if electric vehicles take off in the next two decades?
They were taken to St. Marys Hospital and pronounced dead around 8 p.m.
It was the city's first fatal blaze of 2018.
Rerouting pipelines would cost Enbridge and estimated $10 million.
The PUC vote is a significant milestone for the project, which would replace the oil company's current Line 3.
Utility seeks legislation easing process to recoup costs from customers.
The nation's second-largest oil-producing state gets a solid boost from fracked wells.
"We intend to ensure our customers receive the full value of the tax reform benefits," Xcel said in the PUC filing.
Tribes seek more money for pipeline rights of way — and some are opposing the deals altogether.
Wisconsin utility's turbines have failed two noise-monitoring reports.
Report says it now is cheaper than coal and natural gas.
Tribes asked the PUC to hold off a decision on the new Line 3 project until a tribal cultural study is completed.
Quality, billing complaints at the heart of the matter.
Utility intervenes after neighbors object to noise.
A longtime Maple Grove resident, French had a career that spanned six decades, capped by his key role on Brigham Young University's only national championship team.
December marked first month-to-month decline since July, state said.
An otherwise "Super Bowl year" saw fourth-quarter profit down 7 percent from 2016.
The old, higher rates were factored in when deciding how much companies could charge.
Shermeta set to cooperate with prosecutors in Dakota Plains case.
Local maker of pea-based protein powder draws backing from Cargill.
The company also announced a financial restructuring and a new interim president.
Residential customers will see a 3.5 percent rate increase.
Solar-industry firms in Minnesota see Trump's decision costing jobs.
Minnesota OSHA fined the utility $21,000; Xcel said it will appeal.
Mountain Iron facility will use funds for expansion.
The Colorado projects signal a wider use.
Oil prices are near a three-year high, and the state's November production levels were the highest since July 2015.
Xcel Energy and other utility companies are beefing up their security operations to guard against cyberattacks.
David Matthew Johnson has been charged with seven counts of theft in connection with submitting false mileage and personal reimbursement reports.
Nearby businesses were evacuated, but no one was injured.
The June target is about three months earlier than recommended by an administrative law judge.
For Xcel Energy, nuclear energy is critical to meeting its carbon reduction goals, particularly as it slowly jettisons its greenhouse-gas belching coal generators.
Tribes ask PUC to reconsider review of new Enbridge pipeline route, saying cultural study wasn't done
Minnesota's Ojibwe leaders say the state botched its pipeline environmental study.
Guatemalan firm has been accused of environmental and human rights abuses.
The number of plants has grown from 10 to 58, producing enough electricity to power 32,000 homes.
Reality on the ground essentially rules out alternatives to Enbridge's proposed Line 3 replacement route
Enbridge's Line 3 replacement proposal looks like an exercise in futility.
Regulators ask state for more environmental impact details on Enbridge's Line 3 project.
Communities protest job losses at wood-burning and manure plants.
Gerda Martel escaped from Nazi Germany as it intensified its persecution of the Jewish people, settling in the United States and later living for two…
Enbridge in a statement said the "permits were issued in compliance with applicable regulations at the time."
Wind farms often generate local antipathy as they grow both in number and economic importance to the energy industry, but the Freeborn project has sparked a higher level of opposition.
Solar advocates had pushed for the change, saying fees were too high and discouraged residents from installing solar.
The environmental impact statement, done by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, was deemed "adequate" in a ruling released Wednesday.
Pipeline work is the kind of long-term job that doesn't come around often – but the opposition is fierce.
The modeling data was shared with people on all sides of the debate but not in the public document.
Xcel Energy’s third-quarter profit rose 7 percent as the company beat stock analysts’ expectations. The Minneapolis-based utility on Thursday posted earnings of $492 million, or…
Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota.
A state report found the pipeline renovation would negatively affect American Indians, but the bands plan their own look.
Oil company calls its $2B line across N. Minn. crucial.
Rising oil prices have spurred new well drilling.
LSP, based in New York, says is anti-competitive and violates federal commerce law.
It is on track to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10K megawatts of wind-energy generation.
The Ojibwe say wild rice waters would be increasingly at risk if a pipeline planned by Calgary-based Enbridge comes to fruition.
The comments ran from climate damage to the economic boost the $2 billion-plus project would cause.
Reger had filed a wrongful termination suit against the company.
Minnesota Energy Resources had claimed new sports facility is in its "natural" service area.
Enbridge disagrees with Minnesota report saying Line 3 is no longer needed.
Since 2002, Enbridge's pipelines in Minnesota have sprung 60 leaks, although spills in recent years have involved considerably less oil, a review shows.
The utility had asked state regulators for $51.2 million, or 5.8 percent.
The growth rate was higher than the state's overall jobs numbers.
She came to the United States from Copenhagen in 1959, but she never left Denmark behind.
The Minneapolis-based utility would invest $2.5 billion there to add renewable and natural gas energy sources.
The final environmental impact statement for Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project says it is not possible to determine whether the Canadian company's proposed…
With Dakota Access fully online, more oil is traveling by pipeline.
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