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Wall Street has lukewarm response to ‘war on coal’

EPA: Lawmakers in eight states have approved ALEC-inspired bills to block EPA carbon rules, and the EPA launches a climate-policy tour in Indiana. (Politico, EnergyWire)

ALSO: Why Wall Street isn’t buying the “war on coal” narrative. (InsideClimate News)

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EFFICIENCY: A Q&A with Sean Casten on why combined heat and power is a “no-brainer.” (Midwest Energy News)

UTILITIES: Consumer and environmental groups in Minnesota propose a tiered rate structure for Xcel Energy to encourage conservation. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

NUCLEAR: Michigan lawmakers call for the International Joint Commission to investigate plans for a Canadian nuclear waste dump near Lake Huron. (Detroit Free Press)

OIL: States push back against railroads’ efforts to keep oil train information from the public. (Associated Press)

COAL ASH: Michigan’s Senate approves a bill expanding allowed uses of coal ash (background here). (Associated Press)

SOLAR: A Michigan utility calls for proposals to build what would be the state’s largest solar array. (Lansing State Journal)

OHIO: Regulators give Dayton Power and Light more time to sell its power plants. (Platts)

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COMMENTARY: NRG Energy’s David Crane says new EPA rules “will simply displace one fossil fuel with another.” (Fortune)

MORE COMMENTARY: Minnesota leads in cutting emissions, carbon reductions are “a down payment on a viable planet,” and why conservative ideas are needed on climate change. (Minneapolis Star Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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