Xcel Becomes First Big U.S. Utility to Swear Off Greenhouse Gas

Renewable Energy World: Xcel Energy Inc. became the first major U.S. utility owner to pledge to fully phase out carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming.

The company, which serves 3.6 million customers from Michigan to New Mexico, plans to meet its objective using renewable energy and technologies that aren’t commercially available yet, according to a statement Tuesday.

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