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The company reached an agreement with clean energy groups just before their plan goes in front of state regulators.
Xcel Energy oversaw the implosion of the former Minnesota Valley electric generation plant in Granite Falls on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. The plant generated electricity from 1930 to 2004, and was officially retired in 2009.
North Dakota will lead the application process for the Heartland Hydrogen Hub that includes Minnesota, Montana and Wisconsin.
A new law makes thousands of dollars in incentives available for home energy upgrades.
The company and its supporters want an environmental review of its project, not a blanket ban or study on hypothetical projects within the watershed.
Severe cold weather across the southern U.S. in February 2021 sent energy prices soaring across the U.S. due to gas supply disruptions and a spike in demand. While the weather had a particularly severe effect on Texas’ power grid, customers in Minnesota ended up seeing significant increases in prices. Customers of the state's gas utilities ended up getting charged around $660 million more than they normally would in February.

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The transmission line is aimed at bolstering grid reliability as renewable energy replaces traditional coal-fired plants. It was one of 18 projects approved by the region's grid operator Monday.
Presently, the state’s two aging nuclear plants are set to shut down in the 2030s, and while many say nuclear could be the answer to reliable clean energy, massive costs and environmental concerns remain a major roadblock. But would nuclear have any future in Minnesota if the state lifted its ban?
Roughly a thousand people were arrested during those actions. Some were charged with relatively serious crimes, including gross misdemeanors and felonies.

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