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Citing Michigan spill, feds want tougher rules on pipeline safety

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)

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