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Michigan plan would let customers decide on clean energy

SOLAR: The White House will announce a plan today to help lower-income Americans get access to solar power. (New York Times)

ALSO: A Cleveland-area auto dealer offsets cars’ emissions with a solar canopy — believed to be the largest of its kind in the U.S. (Midwest Energy News)

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MICHIGAN: A proposal in the state Senate would let customers decide how much renewable energy they want to purchase. (MLive)

IOWA: Iowa officials seek proposals to help craft a statewide energy plan. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

• “Refracking” could extend the the lifespan of some oil and gas reserves up to 50 years. (Bloomberg)
• Kansas environmentalists plan legal action over wastewater disposal practices linked to earthquakes. (Topeka Capital-Journal)
• North Dakota officials see progress in their crackdown on illegal water sales. (Forum News Service)
• An opposition group forms to fight an anti-fracking amendment in Youngstown, Ohio. (Youngstown Vindicator)

• Ohio University will stop burning coal by the end of the year, converting campus facilities to natural gas. (Columbus Dispatch)
• Peabody Energy seeks to strike lyrics from a John Prine song from a lawsuit over a protest at its shareholders meeting. (Associated Press)

POLITICS: A Sierra Club ad targets an Illinois senator for opposing the Clean Power Plan. (The Hill)

BIOENERGY: A cellulosic ethanol plant provides a “second harvest” for Kansas wheat farmers. (Hutchinson News)

TRANSMISSION: Work is stopped on a power line near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border amid concerns over a protected bird species. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

WIND: Chicago-based Invenergy sells seven wind farms for a sum of $2 billion. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

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EFFICIENCY: Iowa City will convert all of its streetlights to LEDs over the next four years. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

COMMENTARY: Gov. Mike Pence’s opposition to the Clean Power Plan “traps Indiana in the past.” (Times of Northwest Indiana)

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