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Climate change ignored in debates for first time since 1984

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)

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