John Farrell Voices Concerns About Xcel Energy’s Future Plans

Date: 25 Sep 2019 | posted in: Media Coverage | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the News: John Farrell

September 23, 2019

Media Outlet: Star Tribune

ILSR’s Energy Democracy initiative director, John Farrell, weighs in on Xcel Energy’s resource plan. The Star Tribune cites the report card released by advocates, including ILSR, which evaluates the utility’s long-term plan for energy generation. John details why the resource plan should be scrutinized by regulators.

Here’s an excerpt:

“We are very concerned about making long-term commitments to nuclear,” said John Farrell, director of energy democracy at the Minneapolis-based nonprofit Institute for Local Self-Reliance. “We don’t have any idea of how much [extending the Monticello plant’s life] will cost.”

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