Why Xcel Energy’s plan to go 100% clean energy—is a big deal

Xcel Energy, one of the biggest utilities in the US, has committed to going completely carbon-free by 2050 (and 80 percent carbon-free by 2030).


One of the largest U.S. utilities (largest Colorado) has unveiled plans to accelerate its carbon reduction goals.

Xcel Energy made the announcement Tuesday in Denver saying that sharply lower costs for renewable energy and investments in new technologies will allow it to deliver all carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050.

The company is headquartered in Minneapolis and has customers in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.

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