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Proposed Bakken oil pipeline delayed by at least a year

OIL: Enbridge is delaying a proposed pipeline to carry North Dakota oil to Wisconsin by at least a year because of permitting issues in Minnesota. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Industry officials say it will take 7 years to upgrade rail cars, and a conference will explore how South Dakota can take part in the Bakken oil boom. (Associated Press)

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FRACKING: Exxon issues a report to investors acknowledging the environmental risks of fracking, but says the process is safer than other methods of energy production. (Associated Press)

CLIMATE: The EPA says U.S. carbon emissions increased last year. (The Hill)

TRANSPORTATION: How college-level competitions are training Michigan’s next generation of clean-car engineers. (Midwest Energy News)

NUCLEAR: The Energy Department announces $12.6 billion in funding for nuclear energy projects. (The Hill)

ENERGY LOANS: After Solyndra’s failure was turned into a political controversy, companies remain reluctant to take advantage of federal loan guarantees. (Wall Street Journal)

TECHNOLOGY: A Michigan company develops a more efficient steam turbine. (MLive)

SOLAR: A proposed solar project at a Grand Rapids landfill site would help power the city’s sewage plant. (MLive)

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BIOENERGY: Why agricultural waste is an underutilized energy resource. (Slate)

COMMENTARY: Four things you should know about energy storage, and why the natural gas boom could speed up climate change. (Forbes, FiveThirtyEight)

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