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Coal Plants: Colorado and the US

Colorado has a renewable energy portfolio standard for energy utility companies:

Investor-owned utilities: 30% by 2020
Electric cooperatives serving fewer than 100,000 meters: 10% by 2020…

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Day Of Service Online Registration Open

DENVER (CBS4) Xcel Energy is signing up people for its Day of Service. On Saturday, September 6th, Xcel employees will join community members to work on volunteer projects all over the Front Range. 134 more words

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Thornton Hosts Community Meeting About Home Explosion

THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4)- The City of Thornton is preparing to release new details about the home explosion that happened last month.

The city is hosting a community meeting at 7 p.m. 244 more words

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Xcel Blamed For Cost Overruns At Monticello Plant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello. 115 more words

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Tree trimmer dies after being shocked by power line in Minnetonka

A 21-year-old tree trimmer died from his injuries Wednesday after being shocked by a power line in Minnetonka, FOX 9 reports.

The incident reportedly happened about 1 p.m. 279 more words

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EPA To Consider If Power Plant Adds To Park Haze

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider whether pollution controls at Xcel Energy’s Sherco power plant are adequate for cutting haze over two national parks and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. 446 more words

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Xcel Energy Files With Public Utilities Commission To Raise Rates

DENVER (CBS4) – Bills could be going up for Xcel Energy customers.

Xcel says it needs to boost prices to upgrade infrastructure and plants, which they say will result in cleaner air. 35 more words

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