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Xcel Energy working to prevent Fargo-area power outages

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Xcel Energy told North Dakota regulators Thursday that it continues working to prevent power outages that have affected Fargo in recent weeks. The five outages in the city since April 22 are the latest in a spate of electrical interruptions over the past few years that have forced the utility to credit inconvenienced customers’ electric bills. ...

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Xcel plans big new wind-power plant in eastern Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy says it plans to build the state’s largest wind farm in eastern Colorado with enough turbines to generate 600 megawatts of electricity. The company announced the plan Tuesday but gave few details. David Eves, president of Xcel’s Colorado operation, said the wind farm would occupy land in several counties but declined to say which ones. ...

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Southwestern Minnesota solar power project gets approval

MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a solar power project in the southwestern part of the state. State regulators approved the project near Marshall on Thursday. Florida-based NextEra Energy was cleared to build the 62-megawatt solar farm. Minnesota Public Radio News reports the project would produce enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 15,000 homes. ...

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EPA aims to cut methane leaks from natural gas companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a new partnership with 41 energy companies that have agreed to voluntarily reduce methane emissions from natural gas operations to help combat climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program at this week’s Global Methane Forum held in Washington. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, ...

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North Dakota regulators OK Xcel Energy settlement refund

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Xcel Energy customers in North Dakota will get a refund as part of an ongoing settlement in the utility’s dispute with the federal government over the storage of spent nuclear fuel. The North Dakota Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved the refund, which totals about $700,000 and will average about $3 per customer. The Minneapolis-based utility ...

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Weld County commissioners consider limiting solar energy’s access to farmland

President Barack Obama wth Vice President Joe Biden speaks with CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., Blake Jones, while looking at solar panels at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr

In Weld County, not all energy production is created equal. If a proposed ordinance goes through, solar farms won’t enjoy the same access to agriculturally zoned land — which covers about 75 percent of the county — that oil and gas drilling and coal mining enjoy. The potential law requires all solar facilities sit on land zoned industrial, which is ...

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