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Print Column: Xcel’s Coal-Free Plan Is Politics Not Reality

Print Column: Xcel’s Coal-Free Plan Is Politics Not Reality

MINOT, N.D. — “Xcel Energy plans to shutter its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled — a move that will make the utility coal-free in the region by 2030,” Mary Divine reported for the St. Paul Pioneer Press this week. That’s big news. All the more so because it’s

Former state Senator Mac Schneider applauds during his time in the Legislature. Schneider lost re-election to the state Senate in 2016 but is running for the U.S. House in 2018. File photo / Forum News Service

Heidi Heitkamp and Mac Schneider’s Political Party Votes to Ostracize the Oil and Gas Industry

This is not good news for North Dakota Democrats: The DNC quietly voted over the weekend to ban donations from fossil fuel companies, HuffPost has learned. https://t.co/A75ecxwrFU — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 12, 2018 It’s an election year, so the Democrats like Senator Heidi Heitkamp and House candidate Mac Schneider are calling themselves independents instead

Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Underwood, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)

Shortages Are What Happens When the Government Tries to Dictate Outcomes in the Marketplace

The politicians always think they know best. Energy policy is no departure from this simple truth. The politicians use all manner of policy – from tariffs to regulatory red tape to subsidies and mandates – to dictate where we get our power. In Australia, much like here in America, public policy aimed at pushing that

Fun Earth Day Fact: Renewable Energy Was Just 7.8% Of American Power Last Year, And That's Down From…1949

Earth Day is tomorrow, and here’s something that might blow your mind as you read the stories about our allegedly impending global warming apocalypse and the efforts to head it off. “Renewable energy (including hydropower) provided only 7.8% of energy consumed in the US last year,” writesUniversity of Michigan Professor of Economics Mark Perry. “That

Sen John Hoeven: Unleash The Energy Industry To Help Address Unemployment Problem (Video)

North Dakota Senator John Hoeven announced today legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline and also allow the export of natural gas. Currently, with a few exceptions, it is illegal to export unrefined oil and natural gas. With American markets inundated with natural gas, producers want more access to international markets. Specifically, Senator Hoeven’s

Flaring Up Slightly As North Dakota Sets 13th Consecutive Record For Daily Oil/Gas Production

The latest report on oil and natural gas production in North Dakota is out. You can read the “director’s cut” from Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms below. Yet again, North Dakota set new daily production records for oil and natural gas. There were 1,086,571 MCF’s of gas produced in North Dakota daily in

Rep. Kevin Cramer: "I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents."

“I will not sit idly by and watch this President steal the jobs, hopes, and dreams of my constituents,” Rep. Kevin Cramer said today on the floor of the House of what he described as President Obama’s war on coal. “Nor will I sit idly by while he and his EPA impose their mediocrity on