Xcel's future needs report gets mixed grades from clean-energy groups

Star Tribune: Xcel Energy's latest resource plan — which includes closing its remaining coal-fired generators by 2030 — received a mixed report card Monday from clean-energy advocates.

Minneapolis-based Xcel racked up an "A" for its commitment to banishing coal, but got an "F" for its plans to expand its natural gas-fired generation fleet. The report card was produced by the Sierra Club, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Vote Solar, a national solar-power advocacy group.

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