Solar power is gaining traction in Minnesota and Louis Industries is leading the way. The family owned steel manufacturing plant hosted its Flip the Switch event this (Thursday) afternoon to celebrate activating its new solar arrays.
We told you on Friday that Xcel Energy is planning on shutting down two of the three coal-fired units at the Sherco power plant in Becker. They'll be retired in 2023 and 2026. Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis says the job losses will hurt the community.
Xcel Energy has announced a plan to retire two of the three units at Minnesota's largest power plant, its Sherco facility in Becker. The Minneapolis-based utility says it's part of a strategy to cut its carbon emissions 60 percent by 2030.