Monday, November 13, 2006

Xcel Wants Mandatory Emission Limits

Xcel Energy Inc., once locked in a fight with Colorado environmentalists over renewable energy, now advocates mandatory standards for reducing greenhouse gases, the CEO and president of the state's largest utility said Friday.

Richard Kelly said the Minneapolis-based utility has been talking to politicians and other utilities for a while about a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which are believed to be contributing to global warming.