SO, WHAT NOW? President Obama will continue to pursue policies to curb greenhouse gases; on climate change, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says “I hope we can address it reasonably,” and green groups make filibuster reform a top priority. (Washington Post, The Hill)

ALSO: Coal stocks plummet amid a broader post-election market selloff, and expect exports to dominate the oil and gas discussion in coming months. (Marketwatch, Reuters)

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NUCLEAR: Minnesota’s Prairie Island Indian Community says it’s time for nuclear regulators to “be realistic” about the likely amount and duration of spent fuel storage at a dry-cask facility in the tribe’s backyard. (Midwest Energy News)

COAL: The Prairie State Energy Campus in Illinois is now fully operational, delivering electricity to communities that had previously been paying out on contracts and receiving nothing in return. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

FRACKING: An Ohio town votes to give city officials the authority to block wastewater injection wells. (EnergyWire)

SOLAR: A federal trade panel gives final approval to steep tariffs against Chinese solar panels, reviving hopes for American manufacturers. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ETHANOL: With low profit margins, the U.S. ethanol industry is expecting its first production decline in 16 years. (Bloomberg)

WISCONSIN: State utilities have met renewable energy benchmarks for 2011, and most are already meeting requirements for 2015. (Wisconsin State Journal)

WIND: Wind industry proponents celebrate President Obama’s victory, saying the dispute over the production tax credit helped the president win Iowa. (Des Moines Register)

TRANSPORTATION: Home Depot now offers 30 different types of electric-car chargers. (Green Car Reports)

COMMENTARY: Stephen Colbert mocks “wind turbine syndrome”: “You can catch it from any green technology I don’t approve of.” Also, what to expect next from President Obama on climate and energy. (Comedy Central, Grist)

Ken Paulman

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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