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In Iowa, Al Gore calls for a ‘price on denial in politics’

CLIMATE: In a visit to Iowa, Al Gore calls for a price on carbon and “a price on denial in politics.” (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

SOLAR: Why the Midwest is “not just flyover land anymore” for solar power. (Midwest Energy News)

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CLEAN POWER PLAN:
• An industry report says Iowa can meet its EPA carbon targets through wind power alone. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
• Oklahoma’s attorney general calls the Clean Power Plan “a gun to the head” for states. (The Hill)

GREEN ECONOMY:
• A survey finds Illinois’ clean-energy economy continues to grow. (Chicago Tribune)
• Clean energy startups are attracting more women into the energy sector. (Greenwire)

WIND:
• Proposed tax credits for wind energy die in the Nebraska legislature amid a filibuster from a lawmaker whose district is home to the state’s largest coal plant. (Omaha World-Herald)
• Commissioners in a rural North Dakota county reject a wind farm permit amid concerns the project “would clutter up the gateways to our properties.” (Dickinson Press)
• Developers try again to win approval for an Illinois wind project after a similar proposal was rejected earlier this year. (Bloomington Pantagraph)
• A Michigan museum will provide outreach and education on wind energy. (MLive)

OIL AND GAS:
• South Dakota becomes the new battleground for Keystone XL. (New York Times)
• Oil trains now supply more than half the crude for East Coast refineries, with most of that coming from North Dakota. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
• A drilling company reports its fourth spill in North Dakota in less than a year. (UPI)

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TECHNOLOGY: Compressed air could still play a major role in energy storage. (Bloomberg)

COMMENTARY: The “compromise” on renewable energy in Kansas was negotiated behind closed doors. (Lawrence Journal-World)

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