WIND: Industry experts say Ohio legislators have essentially put a stop to new wind farms in the state with little debate and no public input. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: Wildlife advocates sue to block a rule extending eagle “take” permits, and a group forms to oppose a South Dakota community wind farm. (Associated Press, Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

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EPA:
• A poll finds two-thirds of Americans support EPA carbon rules. (Wall Street Journal)
• Carbon regulations could lead to an expansion of wind energy in North Dakota. (Associated Press)
• Republican former EPA administrators testify in support of the proposed rules. (InsideClimate News)
• Murray Energy sues the EPA, claiming an “illegal attempt” to “impose irrational and destructive cap-and-tax mandates.” (The Hill)

FRACKING: An environmental group says Ohio Gov. John Kasich misled the public about plans to promote fracking in state parks, and a report finds drilling companies are still using diesel fuel in fracking fluid despite industry claims to the contrary. (Columbus Dispatch, Bismarck Tribune)

NATURAL GAS: A new pipeline will begin shipping gas from Ohio to Indiana and Illinois this week. (Columbus Business First)

OIL: Great Lakes mayors call for tougher oversight of oil shipments. (Associated Press)

OHIO: The Democratic candidate for governor discusses the political impacts of Ohio’s reversal on clean energy mandates. (Salon)

ELECTRIC CARS: GM says Chevy Volt owners have passed half a billion electric miles, with the cars remaining in electric mode 63 percent of the time on average. (Gas2)

SOLAR: Why Elon Musk is betting big on solar. (Greentech Media)

COMMENTARY: Why distributed generation won’t eliminate the need for transmission lines. (Forbes)

Ken Paulman

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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