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Illinois fracking rules await governor’s signature

FRACKING: The Illinois Senate approves a bill establishing new regulations for fracking, Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the measure soon. (Chicago Tribune)

WIND: A Minnesota project hopes to become the first in the U.S. to pair wind energy with hydrogen production in an economically viable way. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: An update on proposed offshore wind projects throughout the U.S. (Greentech Media)

TRANSMISSION: Developers of the Rock Island Clean Line reach an agreement the say will minimize impacts on landowners. (Quad-City Times)

ETHANOL: Ethanol refiners say they’re hurting from soaring rates from a Minnesota power company following its investment in a new coal plant that currently sits idle. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

OIL: TransCanada’s CEO says Keystone XL will be good for the environment, opponents of the project propose building wind and solar installations in the pipeline’s path, and increased shipments of crude oil by rail raise safety concerns. (Bloomberg, UPI, EnergyWire)

TECHNOLOGY: Elon Musk shares his grand vision for mass transit. (Electric Vehicle News)

TRANSPORTATION: A comparison of lease deals for electric cars as manufacturers race to cut prices. (Los Angeles Times)

CLIMATE: A consulting firm releases a new chart tracking the sources of greenhouse gases. (Washington Post)

COMMENTARY: Should the government have made more money off of Tesla? (Washington Post)

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