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Developer drops plan for new Illinois coal plant

CLIMATE: President Obama will unveil his climate change plan in a speech tomorrow, Republicans are already lining up to oppose the plan, and Keystone XL is not likely to be mentioned. (Washington Post, Fox News, The Hill)

COAL: Tenaska has formally abandoned plans to build a coal plant and carbon-capture project in Illinois. (Springfield State Journal-Register)

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TRANSPORTATION: A review of recent research finds that substantial cuts in the fuel used to transport the nation’s goods will require a shift away from trucks and towards trains. (Midwest Energy News)

FRACKING: The EPA has dropped an investigation that had earlier concluded hydraulic fracturing was to blame for water contamination in a Wyoming town. (EnergyWire)

SOLAR: Private developers plan to build a 2 MW solar array to serve the Toledo Zoo. (Toledo Blade)

OIL: Cleanup is still not complete in Michigan three years after a ruptured pipeline leaked oil sands crude into the Kalamazoo River, and the planned expansion of that pipeline has neighbors concerned. (Detroit Free Press)

NUCLEAR: Cheap natural gas continues to pose economic challenges for the nuclear power industry. (Houston Chronicle)

ETHANOL: Minnesota ethanol producers are seeing a weak turnaround this year but still face challenges. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

MINNESOTA: Utility crews are still working to restore electricity after a string of weekend storms caused the worst power outage in state history. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

COMMENTARY: Why new transmission lines are key to broader reliance on renewable energy. (Grist)

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