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November 5, 2013
Closed Minn. ethanol plant sold
FAIRMONT, Minn. (AP) — Green Plains Renewable Energy says it has bought the BioFuel Energy facility in Fairmont. The ethanol plant has been closed for nearly 14 months. Omaha, Neb.- based-Green Plains also purchased the BioFuel plant in Wood River, Neb. The company says...
November 5, 2013 - 2:43pm
August 19, 2013
Energy audit gets the green light
BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji City Council on Monday approved initiating an energy audit of city facilities. That audit will be performed by Honeywell,...
August 19, 2013 - 10:17pm
May 3, 2013
Solar plane leaves California on cross-country trip
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — A solar-powered airplane left Northern California on Friday for the first leg of a planned cross-country trip...
May 3, 2013 - 2:00pm
April 9, 2013
Moniz backs natural gas 'revolution'
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernest Moniz, chosen by President Barack Obama to lead the Energy Department, says he will push to increase use of natural gas as a way to combat climate change even as the nation seeks to boost domestic energy production. Moniz, a physics professor at the Massachusetts...
April 9, 2013 - 12:44pm
March 5, 2013
US power grid costs rise, but service slips
NEW YORK (AP) — America's power grid is like an old car. It gets the job done, even if its performance is slipping. But the repair bills go up every year and experts say only a major overhaul will reverse its decline.
March 5, 2013 - 5:00pm
Xcel plans to tap more wind power
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy plans to capitalize on what could be a buyer's market for wind energy this year. The Minneapolis-based utility has told regulators in Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas that it will look for up to 200 megawatts of wind power by April 1. The federal...
February 5, 2013 - 9:16am
December 13, 2012
Xcel Energy granted rate hike; $9 month on average
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy has been granted a rate hike that will have the average customer paying $9 more per month starting in January. The Public Utilities Commission approved the interim rate hike on Thursday, the Star Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/TXAs4V). The overall...
December 13, 2012 - 2:19pm
December 4, 2012
U.S. oil production at highest level since 1998
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production has helped lift U.S. monthly oil production to the highest level since 1998.
December 4, 2012 - 11:18pm
November 8, 2012
NRC hears Prairie Island nuclear waste concerns
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tribal members have a chance to tell federal regulators their concerns about nuclear waste storage at the Prairie Island power plant. The Prairie Island Indian Community says more safety measures are needed for the waste, which is stored in casks on a concrete...
November 8, 2012 - 9:47am
October 23, 2012
Appeals court allows home wind turbine
ORONO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the city of Orono erred when it denied a permit to a resident for his home-built wind turbine. City officials told Jay Nygard the turbine on his property near Lake Minnetonka was not allowed under Orono's residential zoning...
October 23, 2012 - 10:54am
September 18, 2012
Upgraded transmission line energized
CASS LAKE – The western segment of the new Bemidji-Grand Rapids 230 kilovolt transmission line went into service Monday. Rod Scheel, vice president of asset management for Otter Tail Power Co., said energizing the line “directly benefits people in north central Minnesota by providing...
September 18, 2012 - 1:28am
September 8, 2012
Think about ‘true’ costs of electricity
I would like to respond Steve Van Dyke letter (Aug. 23) about keeping coal in the mix. Why these power companies continue to be so short-sighted is beyond me. If they spent the same amount of money and time on green energy as they do defending coal power there wouldn’t be any coal...
September 8, 2012 - 10:23pm
August 31, 2012
Wind turbine rejected after neighbors protest
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. – The Douglas County Commission has rejected a proposed wind tower in Osakis after voiced opposition.
August 31, 2012 - 3:06am
July 30, 2012
Excelsior Energy redraws power plant proposal
DULUTH -- Developers of new power plant on the Iron Range are optimistic about the project's future, despite the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to withdraw financial support. The plant has been in the planning stages for years. Excelsior Energy initially proposed a $2 billion...
July 30, 2012 - 8:36am
July 10, 2012
BBB issues warning on utility scam
BURNSVILLE - The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has issued an urgent warning to businesses and consumers about a scam claiming that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program. Consumers have been contacted through telephone calls,...
July 10, 2012 - 8:33am