Fwd: PUC Meeting on Sherco 12.5
From: Scott Jackson (sjackzen46gmail.com)
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 22:15:36 -0800 (PST)
Yo 3C'ers!

I got this notice from MNIPL/Be the Spark. I plan to attend the briefing &
prep night at the Sierra Club's office. I'd also like to attend the PUC
Public Hearing. Because I'm a bus-dependent night owl, that is more
problematic; it would be helpful if another CCC member (or more) would be
willing to go and give me a lift. Send me an email if you're the one.

Scott Jackson
sjackzen46 [at] gmail.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joy Throm <joyeth [at] gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 9:46 PM
Subject: Re: PUC Meeting on Sherco 12.5
To: Julia Nerbonne <julia [at] mnipl.org>
Cc: Kathy Hollander <kath77holl77 [at] gmail.com>, "
be-the-spark-fall-2013 [at] googlegroups.com" <
be-the-spark-fall-2013 [at] googlegroups.com>

Hi, we have our board meeting followed by our fundraiser.  I hope you all
can join is on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00.  Our web site has the details.

On Sunday, December 1, 2013, Julia Nerbonne wrote:

> Thanks for sending this out!  MNIPL has submitted a letter, and we
> requested to testify, but I'm assuming we will not be on that list.
> If anyone from this group does plan to attend, let me know.   I'd be happy
> to chat about what you might expect and ask a few favors from you in terms
> of reporting back to us.  I'm hoping to go, but also have a board meeting
> that day.   I'd like to make sure we get the story back to our base about
> this important meeting.
> :) Julia
> On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Kathy Hollander <kath77holl77 [at] 
> gmail.com>wrote:
> This is an example of an important Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
> meeting that the public can attend to symbolically show how important
> climate change is to us - the Sherco 1 and 2 coal fired electrical power
> plants are the #1 emitters of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in
> Minnesota. Fresh Energy, Sierra Club and other environmental organizations
> are working hard to get Xcel Energy to plan on closing these plants by
> 2020. We can support their efforts by attending the meeting (Thursday Dec 5
> 9:30- on) . Ten people will be speaking - I believe Will Steger will be
> among them.
> Kathy Hollander, Be the Spark Particpant
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Jessica Tritsch* <jessica.tritsch [at] sierraclub.org>
> Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM
> Subject: PUC Meeting on Sherco 12.5
> To: kath77holl77 [at] gmail.com
> On Thursday, December 5th the PUC is accepting public comment on the
> Sherco 1&2 Retirement Study and will be making important decisions on the
> future of the Sherco 1&2 coal units.* The meeting is scheduled to begin
> at 9:30 a.m. *Although the Sherco study is not the first item on the
> agenda (attached), none of the other issues are controversial, so they
> should move fairly quickly. And since there is an opportunity for public
> comment, we expect some opponents to attend and we want to make sure we are
> well represented.
> Sierra Club will also be holding a *Briefing & Prep Night for the hearing
> on Tuesday, December 3rd* at 6:30 p.m. at the Sierra Club office (2327 E
> Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406). We'll go over what to expect at the
> hearing, give talking points for those signed up to speak, make sure
> everyone has the Beyond Coal buttons/stickers they need, and do final
> recruitment for the hearing. We'll also have pizza!
> *Please respond yes or no to the questions below:*
> *1) I can confirm I am able to attend the PUC Meeting on December 5th at
> 9:30 a.m.*
> *2) I can attend the Briefing & Prep Night on December 3rd @ 6:30 p.m.*
> It is very important that we fill the room next Thursday to show our
> support for moving beyond coal in Minnesota. Although this won't be a final
> decision on replacing the Sherco 1&2 coal units, the decisions made on
> Thursday could move us closer! Please help us spread the word with the
> announcement below.
> *DETAILS TO SHARE*Please join us!  Next Thursday, December 5th, the
> Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is scheduled to make decisions
> on Xcel Energy's Sherco 1&2 study that looked at whether or not to install
> pollution controls or retire/replace Sherco Units 
> 1&2.<https://content.sierraclub.org/coal/sites/content.sierraclub.org.coal/files/docs/440_SHERCO%20FctSht_03_low_0.pdf>
>  According
> to Xcel's study, with even modest costs for carbon pollution it's clear
> Xcel should plan to retire/replace these units.
> *WHAT:* Public Hearing Xcel's Sherco 1&2 Replacement Study
> *WHEN:* Thursday, December 5 at 9:30 a.m.

Joy T.

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