Saturday, 28 March 2015
Last updated 23 hours ago
Jan 15 2009 | 2:54am ET
A major public utility is seeking permission to raise rates to fund a clean energy program.
Xcel Energy, which is based in Minneapolis and has customers throughout the central United States, has asked the Colorado Public Utilities Program to approve its plan to raise $6 million a year for its Innovative Clean Technology program. If the PUC gives the okay, the program would run from 2010 until 2013.
Xcel says the funds would support small demonstration projects to test green energy systems for commercial viability. The first such project proposed by the company would be a $4.5 million solar power test at its facility near Grand Junction, Colo.
“In this period of difficult economic times, it is crucial for us to explore new, cleaner technologies by the most economical means possible,” Tim Taylor of Xcel’s Public Service Company of Colorado said. “Our proposal gives us the change to economically and efficiently accelerate the development of technologies that fit with the vision our customers have for future power needs in Colorado.”
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…