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Al Gore says U.S. isn’t ‘stuck in neutral’ on climate change

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BIOFUELS: Supporters of the U.S. military’s biofuel initiative prepare to fight two Senate amendments targeting the program. (Greenwire)

CLIMATE: In a Q&A with Grist’s David Roberts, Al Gore disputes the notion that the U.S. is “stuck in neutral” on climate change; and a coalition of the world’s largest investors calls for stronger action on climate. (Grist, Reuters)

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MISSOURI: An appeals court upholds rules outlining how Missouri’s renewable energy standard is implemented, over the objections of some utilities. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

OIL: States consider trust funds, like North Dakota’s, to lock away oil and gas revenues for the future; and a pipeline manufacturer that will supply he Bakken oil fields breaks ground in South Dakota. (USA Today, Associated Press)

FEED-IN TARIFFS: The World Trade Organization rules Ontario’s tariff program to support its 50 percent renewable energy target is unfair. (CBC)

POLLUTION: The Iowa DNR says air quality standards have been exceeded 33 times this year in Muscatine, where a major industry faces a lawsuit over pollution violations. (Bettendorf.com)

ALPHABET SOUP: A federal appeals judge warns energy agency lawyers about the overuse of acronyms in court proceedings. (Greenwire)

COMMENTARY: Why Ohio should stay the course on its efficiency mandate. (Crain’s Cleveland Business)

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