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Xcel Energy Submits IRP to Provide Path to Achieve 100 Percent Carbon-free Energy by 2050

LCG, July 9, 2019--Northern States Power Company, doing business as Xcel Energy, submitted its 2020-2034 Upper Midwest Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on July 1. Xcel Energy (Xcel) states that the IRP "charts the path toward achieving some of the most ambitious carbon reduction goals of any utility in the U.S. Specifically - we aim to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030, and provide 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2050."

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Interest in Eastern Offshore Wind Projects Rising

LCG, July 5, 2019--Two bills were introduced in the U.S. Senate last week to extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy. Federal subsidies, together with offshore wind technology advances and states' plans to increase renewables, may spur rapid investments in offshore wind.

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Biggest CA Plant On Line in July

LCG, June 19, 2002--Duke Energy's Moss Landing plant will have an additional 1,060 megawatts of combined-cycle capacity.

The Moss Landing plant, which is gas-fired, has two late 1960's units of 755 MW capacity each, which have recently been upgraded to limit nitrogen oxide emission.

The additional capacity, which will be available in July, will bring the plant total to 2,570 MW, more than the largest plant in California currently, the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant which has 2,160 MW capacity.

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