Category: Xcel Energy

Utility executive contributions surge in Minnesota state senate race

Out-of-state utility execs flood campaign in a district with a population of just 85,000

/ August 1, 2022

Minnesota gas utilities criticized for making Uri crisis worse on customers

Regulators will decide whether to shift costs to utilities or require customers to pick up the full tab

/ June 13, 2022

Xcel Energy funding climate opposition in Minnesota

The utility's PAC has given $114,949 to Republican candidates, funds, and party units since 2017

/ May 9, 2022

Xcel Energy supports gas industry group pushing false claims in Colorado

Xcel Energy is supporting a new gas industry effort in Colorado that has published false claims about the costs of electrification. The new gas industry group launched the same week...

/ February 3, 2022

Xcel Ramps Up Municipal Spending in Hometown Mayoral Election

Utility executives and lobbyists gave thousands to Mayor Jacob Frey, who won his re-election

/ December 16, 2021

Pollution Payday: Analysis of executive compensation and incentives of the largest U.S. investor-owned utilities

Download full report Xcel Energy Xcel Energy is an electric and gas utility company with customers in Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Texas. Xcel...

/ September 22, 2020
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Utility Carbon Targets Reflect Decarbonization Slowdown In Crucial Next Decade

Many of the nation's largest utilities are planning to slow down their efforts to decarbonize, according to the companies' own goals.

/ June 25, 2019

NextEra CEO Jim Robo envisions a renewable future, but his subsidiary FPL remains addicted to gas

Jim Robo, the CEO of NextEra Energy, made news last month during his company’s annual earnings call when he said, “By early in the next decade, as further cost declines...

/ February 26, 2018

Three HUGE Utilities Donated to Donald Trump’s Inauguration

President Donald Trump's inaugural committee raised a record $106.7 million - twice as much money as any other inauguration.

/ April 20, 2017

Legislation Advances to Allow Xcel Energy to Build Natural Gas Plant that Bypasses Usual Regulatory Review

On February 2, the Minnesota Senate Committee on Energy and Utilities Finance and Policy voted 7-2 in favor of giving Xcel Energy the certainty to build a 780-megawatt natural gas...

/ February 8, 2017