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Future dims for wind tax credit

WIND: The production tax credit for wind energy appears likely to expire this year, as tax-writing committees in Congress have yet to take up the issue. (Bloomberg)

EPA: The U.S. Supreme Court today will decide whether to take up a challenge to Massachusetts vs. EPA, the case that required the agency to regulate greenhouse gases. (Greenwire)

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EFFICIENCY: A new report links utility efficiency programs to the Midwest’s manufacturing center, and analysts say lack of data means they’re only scratching the surface. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: Why energy efficiency is tougher in industrial facilities than commercial buildings. (Greentech Media)

BAKKEN: A state regulator says North Dakota oil production will double by 2017; and residents fed up with truck traffic want the state to lower the speed limit to 25 mph on a stretch of highway through their town. (Bismarck Tribune)

FRACKING: Ohio officials warn drilling companies that they will be required to disclose chemicals used in fracking to counties and fire departments. (Columbus Dispatch)

OIL: An Ohio refinery seeks permission for a $300 upgrade to process oil sands crude, Anishinaabe horseback riders protest an Enbridge pipeline in Wisconsin, and federal regulators consider granting a permit to drill in Kansas wetlands. (Toledo Blade, Duluth News Tribune, Topeka Capital Journal)

ELECTRIC CARS: How Chicago’s electric vehicle charging station plan turned into a brawl among competing business interests. (Chicago Tribune)

SOLAR: Xcel Energy faces a deadline today to outline how it will promote community solar installations as required under a new state law. (Associated Press)

ETHANOL: Falling corn prices improve the outlook for ethanol producers. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

NUCLEAR: Inside the small Missouri community college that is one of the nation’s premier nuclear industry training sites. (Kansas City Star)

COMMENTARY: Why a clean-energy transmission line is stirring up opposition from Illinois farmers. (Champaign/Urbana News Gazette)

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