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Challenges with decommissioning old nuclear plants plays out in Wisconsin

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)



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