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Report: Clean energy investment plummets in Ohio

MICHIGAN: State officials announce a plan to resolve the Upper Peninsula’s energy crisis, which involves a new natural gas plant and a Wisconsin utility pulling out of the state almost entirely. (Midwest Energy News)

OHIO: A new report finds clean energy investment has plummeted in Ohio since lawmakers froze the state’s renewable energy and efficiency laws. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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FRACKING: The EPA plans new regulations on methane emissions, and fracking registration is off to a slow start in Illinois. (New York Times, Springfield State Journal-Register)

SOLAR: A community solar developer announces a partnership with a major Minnesota construction firm, and a new study finds rooftop solar increases property values. (Midwest Energy News, Phys.org)

PETCOKE: Chicago officials move to limit transport of petcoke in the city. (Midwest Energy News)

WISCONSIN: Renewable energy advocates in Wisconsin find the deck is increasingly stacked against them. (EnergyWire)

OIL: Falling oil revenues make the state budget crisis worse in Kansas. (Topeka Capital-Journal)

KEYSTONE XL: Congressional debate over the pipeline will delve into climate change, oil exports and other issues. (Politico)

TRANSMISSION: A Minnesota organic dairy announces it’s shutting down after completing a settlement with developers of a transmission line. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

ELECTRIC CARS: In a visit to Detroit, Elon Musk says he expects Tesla to sell “a few million” cars per year by 2025, and encourages the state to “open the doors” to his marketing model. (MLive)

COAL: After a slight uptick in 2014, U.S. coal output is expected to fall over the next two years; and operators of an Illinois coal plant announce plans to cut emissions by 90 percent. (Platts, Peoria Journal Star)

NUCLEAR: Operators of a Michigan nuclear plant say a failure to follow procedures during refueling should be treated as a low-level violation. (Associated Press)

BIOMASS: A state grant helps a Wisconsin ski chalet convert its heating system to biomass. (Wausau Daily Herald)

COMMENTARY: An Iowa dairy farmer explains why he supports new transmission lines. (Des Moines Register)

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