By David O. Williams
December 5, 2018, 2:01 pm
Holy Cross Energy – the local rural electric co-op – got some serious love on an Xcel Energy conference call with reporters to announce what the eight-state electric utility is calling “the most ambitious [carbon reduction plan] announced to date within the electric power industry.”
Citing the dire National Climate Assessment report released last month, Minnesota-based Xcel, which provides the majority of the electrical power in Colorado, on Tuesday announced it plans to deliver 100-percent carbon-free electricity to all of its customers by 2050, meaning no more coal- or natural gas-fired power plants. The company also plans to cut carbon emissions 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.