NUCLEAR: Dominion Resources, unable to find a buyer for its Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin, will shut it down in 2013, saying the electricity the plant produces is too expensive. (Greenwire)

POLITICS: For the first time since 1984, climate change wasn’t discussed in any of this year’s presidential or vice-presidential debates. (Huffington Post)

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OIL: TransCanada restarts the Keystone pipeline, and a judge postpones a hearing that could decide whether Enbridge can be blocked from further work on a pipeline expansion in Michigan. (Associated Press, InsideClimate News)

WIND: Nebraska’s Republican Gov. Dave Heineman says he hopes “they find a way to keep” the wind production tax credit, and 100 opponents of an Illinois wind farm are expected to pack a county zoning board meeting tonight. (Omaha World-Herald, Rockford Register Star)

NOT IN YOUR BACKYARD, EITHER: An appeals court says a Minnesota man can rebuild his wind turbine after ruling a city ordinance was improperly applied to force its removal, and homeowners in suburban Kansas City fight covenant agreements that forbid solar panels. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kansas City Star)

COAL: A worker is injured in an explosion at a northern Minnesota coal plant. (Duluth News Tribune)

SOLAR: An Ohio Walmart is installing more than 1,900 solar panels. (Youngstown Vindicator)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Green Bay’s mayor says he won’t veto a city council decision to deny the Oneida tribe a permit to build a waste-to-energy plant. (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

FRAC SAND: A Minnesota county tables a study on the air quality impact of frac sand, saying more baseline data is needed. (Winona Daily News)

COMMENTARY: “If there’s a war on coal, the invisible hand of the market is directing it“; and what’s holding back electric cars? (Cleveland Plain Dealer, National Journal)

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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