PIPELINES: Citing a major inland oil spill in Michigan in 2010, federal officials announce they want tougher rules on pipelines carrying crude oil, gas and other hazardous liquids. (Associated Press)

OHIO: Hearings over 15-year power-purchase agreements for two Ohio utilities could shape the future of the state’s fuel mix and the region’s deregulated energy markets. (Utility Dive)

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CLEAN POWER PLAN:
• A clean-energy expert says renewable energy standards remain a powerful tool for states to comply with EPA carbon limits. (Midwest Energy News)
• Industry experts say carbon capture isn’t yet a viable option for states to comply, even though federal rules would allow it. (Columbus Business First)
Leaders of a legislative panel tasked with drafting Kansas’ state compliance plan reject climate science and would rather overturn the CPP. (Lawrence Journal-World)

POLLUTION: New federal regulations to limit ozone fall short of more stringent rules that clean-air advocates had urged. (New York Times)

SOLAR: Cincinnati will offer rebates of up to $1,500 for residents who install home solar systems. (WLWT-TV)

MINNESOTA: More than 60 homes, farms and businesses across the state will showcase their clean-energy installations over the weekend. (Winona Daily News)

NATURAL GAS: WEC Energy is selling off a network of compressed natural gas fueling stations it bought this summer, saying it doesn’t fit the company’s risk profile. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

CLIMATE: Researchers say carbon emission-reduction pledges made by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C. (Associated Press)

HYDRO: A North Carolina engineer is looking to revive a 3.4 MW hydroelectric project on the Mississippi River in Minnesota. (MinnPost)

OIL AND GAS:
• Oil and gas wells around the city of Akron’s drinking water supply have been a cash cow for the city but concern environmentalists. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• An activist investor from Texas is looking to lead the takeover of an Ohio oil and gas company with sizable assets in the Utica shale. (Columbus Business First)

COAL: U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown from Ohio says legislation he’s proposed would cut a “claims backlog” and prevent the denial of benefits for miners with black lung disease. (Civitas Media)

TRANSMISSION: A Wisconsin transmission company looks to the Last Frontier to expand its business. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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EFFICIENCY: The next generation of LED lighting has systems that gather, analyze and respond to data that is collected. (Greenwire)

COMMENTARY:
• South Sioux City, Nebraska deserves praise for its commitment to clean energy. (Sioux City Journal)
A retired DTE executive says utility claims about Michigan needing to rush on new energy policy is not supported. (MLive)

Andy Balaskovitz

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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