Xcel must retain solar subsidy

  • Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 31, 2013 - 5:46 PM

State regulators order the electric utility to continue supporting Minnesota's small-but-growing solar industry.

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doublebaggeOct. 1, 12 4:13 PM

So what we learned today is that solar projects for the homeowner are only financially viable if the project is heavily subsidized and that if you are making it today you will be holdingn the bag once they cut the subsidy for your solar project.

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dflpartyOct. 1, 12 4:17 PM

The rest of us have to pay higher rates so the Democrtats running the State Commerce Commission can tell everyone how "green" they. Funny, they are very green using other people's money.

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cyclopsOct. 1, 12 4:17 PM

Perhaps it's time for Xcel to "go Galt" on this fascist Rothman.

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dmay88Oct. 1, 12 4:17 PM

One of many mandates that keeps our energy bills higher & higher. Xcel doesn't care as long as it can pass the expense along. At least they are expressing the truth.....................

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acctsah2Oct. 1, 12 4:19 PM

Can they do that, tell Xcel they have to retain a program they do not want to keep?

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muggsh2oOct. 1, 12 4:23 PM

Huh? Continue a "green" program not paying for itself? Sound familiar?

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rolsen40Oct. 1, 12 4:28 PM

So I get to pay for a green energy plan that provides a laughable amount of energy that cannot support itself without millions in handouts. I love how the strib lists the jobs that are in solar as if they would exist without the subsidy. Thank god the economy is booming so we can afford to pay for these handouts.... oh wait.

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pinky1933Oct. 1, 12 4:57 PM

a program that helps us lead to energy independence and conservation. works for me!!

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galljcOct. 1, 12 5:24 PM

Just another Minnesota tax glad to hear it being discussed.

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cybearOct. 1, 12 5:42 PM

Hey, Pinky1933. We already ARE energy independent wrt electricity.

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