CLIMATE: Details of President Obama’s climate plan include carbon rules for existing power plants and efforts to enhance cooperation with other countries. You can read the document outlining the full plan here [PDF]. (The Hill)

SPEECH TODAY: Obama will speak at Georgetown University at 1:35 p.m. EDT, and will be webcast via the university’s website. (news release)

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MEANWHILE: Environmental groups organize to support emission rules for power plants, and coal shares plummet. (E&E Daily, Washington Post)

EPA: The Supreme Court will review a lower court ruling that tossed out the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. (Greenwire)

FRACKING: A study finds drilling operations in Pennsylvania have led to increased levels of methane in nearby drinking water. (Los Angeles Times)

DEFENSE: A military report says the U.S. has a “misguided” fixation on achieving energy security through increased drilling, and says climate change is the larger threat. (InsideClimate News)

OIL: A protester spends 10 hours inside a Michigan pipeline, activists block trucks from dumping petroleum coke in Detroit, and Keystone XL opponents in Nebraska try to rally county officials to support their cause. (Battle Creek Enquirer, Michigan Radio, Lincoln Journal Star)

ETHANOL: The Supreme Court declines to hear an oil industry challenge to a decision allowing the sale of 15 percent ethanol blends, or E15. (Des Moines Register)

WIND: A vendor of small wind turbines that has been sued by the state of Minnesota files for bankruptcy, and GE offers a closer look inside its new “brilliant” wind turbine that can store energy on site. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Greentech Media)

COAL: Two units of an Ohio coal plant that local officials had anticipated would shut down will instead be converted to natural gas. (Lorain Morning Journal)

EFFICIENCY: A PACE financing program for commercial buildings in Milwaukee moves forward. (Milwaukee Business Journal)

COMMENTARY: Not all utilities are resistant to change. (Greentech Media)

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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