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Neighbors of Michigan pipeline have a new concern

CLIMATE: A Q&A with conservative climate advocate Bob Inglis, who explains why he thinks China will go along with a U.S. carbon tax. (Midwest Energy News)

GRID: Experts raise concerns that a court decision striking down FERC demand-response rules could impact reliability. (EnergyWire)

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WIND: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues its first eagle “take” permit — a five-year agreement with a California wind farm. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES: Neighbors of a Michigan oil pipeline say they were caught off guard by plans to build a major natural gas pipeline along the same route. (InsideClimate News)

RENEWABLES: A survey finds strong support for renewable energy among business leaders. (Greentech Media)

COAL: Federal inspectors issue 172 citations for safety violations at U.S. mines in May, including coal mines in Ohio and Illinois. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR: Former security guards at a Michigan nuclear plant say they were fired in retaliation for raising safety concerns. (MLive)

TRANSMISSION: Some Wisconsin legislators are calling for additional study of a proposed transmission line. (Wisconsin Ag Connection)

BIOFUELS: A CBO report predicts higher fuel prices from the Renewable Fuel Standard, but little impact on food costs. (The Hill)

TECHNOLOGY: Why the Dakotas are becoming a hot spot for clean-tech entrepreneurs. (Prairie Business Magazine)

COMMENTARY: Why cheap natural gas hasn’t stopped the shift to renewable energy, and Wisconsin “is paying an economic price” for turning its back on clean energy policies. (Reuters, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)

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