Xcel Energy says purchasing the Manako gas plant will help it transition to carbon-free power, but critics aren’t buying it.
The utility says its interim goal of 80 percent carbon reduction by 2030 can be met with existing technology.
A dip in wind output during last month’s deep freeze is now fueling debate about the nation’s embrace of renewable energy.
Minnesota utilities are not disclosing avoided costs, arguing instead that the information constitutes a trade secret.
A report from Xcel Energy shows strong growth in its community solar program despite smaller payments.