In the News: John Farrell
May 23, 2019
Media Outlet: Pioneer Press
Director of the Energy Democracy initiative, John Farrell, explains that when climate advocates have to cut deals for new gas to get clean energy, the state’s Public Utilities Commission isn’t doing its job.
Here is an excerpt:
In other words, Xcel shareholders could earn a half a billion dollars in profits from a settlement that falls short of the carbon reduction goals the utility had already publicly committed to.
Should the clean energy groups have compromised? Setting retirement dates for coal plants is no small matter in a climate crisis. It’s hard to blame them for wanting to secure a win, even if it’s simply firming up the utility’s public commitments.