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Fight over Kansas RPS about ideology, not energy

COAL: A plan to switch a Wisconsin power plant to run on western coal has a utility at odds with consumer advocates concerned about the cost. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

POLITICS: The fight over Kansas’ renewable energy standard is about ideology, not energy policy. (Lawrence Journal-World)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: How a Minnesota state agency is helping companies make smart decisions about providing electric vehicle charging for workers. (Midwest Energy News)

PIPELINES: A dispute in Wisconsin is an example of how local governments are pushing back against pipeline projects. (InsideClimate News)

OIL TRAINS:
• An oil industry group sues to block new rail safety rules. (New York Times)
• BNSF Railway says fewer oil trains are passing through Nebraska. (Omaha World-Herald)

FRACKING: A waterless fracking well being tested in Ohio produced only about half as much oil as a well using more common techniques. (Columbus Business First)

SOLAR:
• An Illinois school district completes its solar project, one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. (Peoria Journal Star)
• Officials in an Iowa county discuss incorporating future solar capability into a proposed roof repair. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

ETHANOL: More than 1,300 stations could offer E15 within the next five years if current trends continue. (Reuters)

COAL: Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy for the second time in three years. (Associated Press)

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CLIMATE: A poll finds few people who opposed the Keystone XL pipeline did so out of concern for the climate. (Washington Post)

COMMENTARY:
• Clean energy should be a bipartisan issue in Michigan. (MLive)
• Why a ruling against demand response would harm ratepayers. (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)

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