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SOLAR: Customers of an Upper Peninsula cooperative feel the “carpet ripped out” from under them as the member-regulated utility slashes the rate it pays for excess solar power. (Midwest Energy News)
ALSO: Developers are looking to build a 7 MW solar storage project in Ohio that they believe would be the largest of its kind. (Utility Dive)
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ELECTRIC CHOICE: More legislation in an already crowded energy debate in Michigan was introduced Thursday that would open the state’s Retail Open Access market to public entities. (MLive)
CLIMATE CHANGE: At least 10 U.S. House Republicans plan to sign a resolution committing themselves to climate change mitigation and acknowledging the human activity. (E&E Daily)
NATURAL GAS: An Ohio board approves plans for an 800 MW natural gas plant. (Youngstown Vindicator)
WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A Wisconsin local grocery chain will install grinding systems at its stores to convert food waste to energy. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
WIND: After being rejected in three counties, an Iowa wind project resurfaces. (KCCI-TV)
• Minnesota lawmakers question whether Gov. Mark Dayton has “quietly supported” environmental groups looking to block the Bakken Pipeline. Dayton denies it. (KSTP-TV, Forum News Service)
• Enbridge faces an uphill battle to restore its public image in Michigan. (MLive)
KEYSTONE XL: Hillary Clinton calls out the Obama administration for what she says is an overdue decision on the project. (Reuters)
OIL AND GAS: U.S. crude oil production is finally starting to decline after months of continuous increases despite falling prices. (EnergyWire)
NUCLEAR: A new $12 million nuclear research lab is dedicated at the University of Michigan. (CBS Detroit)
COMMENTARY: One party missing from Minnesota’s planning for Clean Power Plan compliance is health professionals. (MinnPost)
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