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Ohio lawmakers may compromise on energy bill

OHIO: Lawmakers craft a compromise that would preserve Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency standards, with some changes. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

SOLAR: Iowa legislators say a bill to expand the state’s tax credits will open wider doors for solar power, and a Berkshire Hathaway Energy executive says Midwest utilities are unlikely to pursue solar on their own without legislative mandates. (Midwest Energy News, Des Moines Register)

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COAL: Indiana leads the U.S. in coal ash ponds — along with cases of contamination. (Indianapolis Star)

FRACKING: The drilling boom contributes to a spike in roadway fatalities, and a drilling company agrees to a $5 million settlement over charges of rigging bids on land leases in Michigan. (Associated Press)

EFFICIENCY: An energy efficiency bill backed by an Ohio senator could see a vote in the U.S. Senate this week. (Columbus Dispatch)

UTILITIES: States have few resources to deal with cybersecurity threats to grid infrastructure. (EnergyWire)

TECHNOLOGY: Johnson Controls and the University of Wisconsin unveil a new testing lab for advanced battery technology in Madison. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

NATURAL GAS: The EPA orders $2 million in improvements to reduce emissions from a Kansas natural gas storage facility. (Wichita Business Journal)

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SS BADGER: The coal-fired SS Badger ferry will start its season later this month with $1 million worth of pollution upgrades. (Ludington Daily News)

COMMENTARY: The bill targeting Ohio’s clean energy laws is “not even a good fake-out.” (Akron Beacon Journal)

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