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China, U.S. reach agreement on greenhouse gas emissions

CLIMATE: China and the U.S. reach a landmark agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. (New York Times)

COAL: Advocates question job figures being used to support Ohio utilities’ efforts to guarantee revenue for aging coal plants. (Midwest Energy News)

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GRID: A Colorado company plans nearly 20 MW of energy storage in Illinois. (Denver Business Journal)

• A solar executive says Wisconsin rate decisions could cost the state thousands of jobs. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• A small Illinois town receives a $1 million grant to build a 1 MW solar array. (Moline Dispatch / Rock Island Argus)
• A Michigan church cuts its electric bills 70 percent with new solar panels. (Saline Reporter)
• Why 2015 will be a big year for solar in Illinois. (Greentech Media)

EPA: Fourteen states file a brief in support of EPA carbon rules. (The Hill)

TRANSPORTATION: Some utilities are making it cheaper to drive electric cars. (Huffington Post)

OIL: A fire prompts evacuation of a Minnesota refinery, and advocates warn a Virginia river is at risk from North Dakota oil shipments. (Minnesota Public Radio, Virginia Gazette)

TECHNOLOGY: How an Ohio company benefits from both fracking and wind energy. (Columbus Business First)

TRANSMISSION: American Electric Power increases its budget for Ohio transmission upgrades. (Columbus Business First)

COMMENTARY: Can Republicans really change President Obama’s climate and energy plans? (Forbes)

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