EFFICIENCY: LED street lighting taking Michigan and Detroit by storm. (Midwest Energy News)

NUCLEAR: Challenges of decommissioning old nuclear plants plays out in Wisconsin. (Bloomberg)

***SPONSORED LINK: State agency leadership will convene national experts and key stakeholders at the Minnesota Clean Energy Economy summit on July 17th  to identify the key opportunities and challenges to grow a diverse clean energy economy in Minnesota.***

COAL: Milwaukee’s We Energies wants to modify Oak Creek plant to save money, burn cheaper western coal. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

GRID: Lack of coordination between natural-gas pipelines and grid operators led to spike in utility bills during winter months, expert says. (Chicago Tribune)

EMISSIONS: Congressional Republicans threaten to subpoena EPA for documents related to proposed emissions rules. (Reuters)

INVESTMENT: Lawmakers overseeing energy and gas industry invest in those companies, but few make sales and purchases. (GreenWire)

NATURAL GAS: Another brutal winter could mean spike in natural-gas prices. (GreenWire)

RATES: Northern Illinois municipality has higher than average electricity prices due to decision to reset power prices each month. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

COMMENTARY: Local approval of sustainable energy reinvestment fund good for rest of Iowa. (Daily Iowan)



Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.

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