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)

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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