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Dynegy to buy more power plants; deals total $6 billion

UTILITIES: Dynegy announces plans to buy more than $6 billion in generating capacity, including Duke Energy’s non-regulated Midwest power plants. (Chicago Tribune)

ELECTRIC CARS: Ohio groups promote workplace charging stations to further boost interest in electric cars. (Midwest Energy News)

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FRACKING: A Michigan lawmaker introduces a bill to block radioactive drilling waste from out-of-state. (Detroit Free Press)

• Enbridge boosts capacity while avoiding State Department scrutiny by switching oil from one pipeline to another before crossing the border. (Bloomberg)
• Iowa farmers raise concerns about a proposed pipeline across the state. (Des Moines Register)
• A broken pipeline spills a small amount of oil in North Dakota. (UPI)
• Jurors reject a Michigan business owner’s lawsuit over the 2010 Kalamazoo River oil spill. (Battle Creek Enquirer)
• Wisconsin officials say they are prepared for a pipeline spill. (Channel 3000)

OIL: North Dakota regulators set a date for a hearing on the safety of shipping Bakken oil. (Forum News Service)

SOLAR: Why concentrated solar plants are a minor threat for birds, and lawmakers in several states fight homeowners association restrictions on solar panels. (Bloomberg, Think Progress)

POLLUTION: The EPA says toxic air pollution has dropped dramatically in the U.S. since 1990. (The Hill)

OHIO: A poll finds Ohioans are mostly opposed to utility “bailout” plans for older power plants. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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WIND: Two companies making small wind turbines hope to replicate the success of the solar industry. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change. (Washington Post)

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