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Wave of coal retirements predicted under climate rule

MICHIGAN: Proposed changes to Michigan’s utility rate structure would create one of the widest divides between residential and industrial rates in the U.S. (Midwest Energy News)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: The Energy Information Administration projects a massive wave of coal retirements under the Clean Power Plan. (EnergyWire)

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MINNESOTA: Gov. Mark Dayton vetoes a jobs bill containing several energy provisions. (Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune)

• Cleanup of a 2013 North Dakota pipeline spill will take at least two more years. (Associated Press)
• An upcoming regulatory hearing will determine the fate of a proposed oil pipeline through Minnesota. (Minnesota Watchdog)
• Landowners along a proposed pipeline route have joined together to seek “the best easement that’s ever been written in North Dakota to protect the landowner.” (Forum News Service)

• The oil industry launches a campaign against possible tax increases in Ohio. (Columbus Dispatch)
• Some Kansas counties may have to increase property taxes as gas revenues fall. (Associated Press)

• Minnesota’s legislative auditor will investigate $7 million in development loans for a solar manufacturer. (MinnPost)
• A consultant’s report finds ample space at Milwaukee’s airport for a proposed solar farm. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• A Michigan engineer develops a website to help guide residents’ decisions on solar power. (Houghton Daily Mining Gazette)
• A Minnesota town considers changes to its zoning code to allow commercial solar farms. (Northfield News)

WIND: A Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary buys more wind farms. (Lincoln Journal Star)

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COAL: BNSF Railway settles a 10-year-old dispute with utilities over rates for shipping coal. (Lincoln Journal Star)

• The economics of an Ohio wind farm show the need for stronger clean energy policy. (Crain’s Cleveland Business)
Questions remain unanswered about a proposed Illinois coal mine. (Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette)
• Why Ohio’s energy law “freeze” is bad for business. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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