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Effort to repeal Kansas renewable law could be revived

MICHIGAN: As Michigan debates whether to expand its renewable energy standard, a new report finds the state could exceed 30 percent renewable energy at little cost. (Midwest Energy News)

KANSAS: A state lawmaker warns another attempt to repeal the state’s renewable energy standard could be coming. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

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CLIMATE: Despite increasingly dire warnings from scientists, “remarkably little will change” in Congress on climate policy. (The Hill)

ALSO: Scientists say uncontrolled development of biofuels could limit progress on fighting climate change. (ClimateWire)

NUCLEAR: A taxpayer-backed uranium enrichment facility in Ohio is nearly out of money, and regulators call for improved safety performance at a Minnesota nuclear plant. (Columbus Dispatch, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

COAL: Missouri regulators hear arguments over a proposed new coal ash facility, and the EPA seeks public comment on the FutureGen project in Illinois. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Associated Press)

OIL: No additional oil is found in Lake Michigan following last week’s BP refinery spill, a radioactive waste specialist warns North Dakota risks becoming a Superfund site, and Cincinnati officials have no information on oil trains traveling through the city. (Times of Northwest Indiana, Bismarck Tribune)

GRID: An 8 MW energy storage facility begins operating in Ohio. (reNews)

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TECHNOLOGY: Our final Clean Energy Challenge profile looks at myPower, a device that uses physical motion from walking or running to power a smartphone. (Midwest Energy News)

COMMENTARY: Two former senators warn “the threat to our national fleet of existing nuclear energy plants is real and needs to be addressed.” (The Hill)

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