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PUC punts on Big Stone II decision

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Thursday punted on a long-anticipated decision on whether to approve a certificate of need for power lines in Minnesota to carry nearly half the electricity from the proposed 500-megawatt Big Stone II power plan

Oil vs. ethanol: What’s riskier?

The price of crude oil broke through the $120 a barrel barrier earlier this week. In part, according to Bloomberg the price increase is influenced by political unrest in Nigeria, Africa’s largest oil producer.

Big Stone II project faces increasing scrutiny

Opponents of the controversial Big Stone II power-plant expansion are stepping up pressure in their three-year attempt to shoot down plans for the coal-fired electric generator just across the Minnesota border near Milbank, S.D. Read more…