SOLAR:
• Despite negligible risk, developers of a Minnesota community solar project will expand stray voltage testing to assuage concerns from neighbors. (Midwest Energy News)
A pair of northern Michigan businesses install solar to reduce electric bills. (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
A group in southeast Michigan says the region can reinvent itself as a “solar destination.” (Michigan Radio)

PIPELINES: Enbridge Energy says Minnesota regulators are imposing “unreasonable and unlawful procedures” to delay a pipeline project through the state. (Associated Press)

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OHIO: Grid operator PJM has concerns about FirstEnergy’s and AEP’s income-guarantee requests, “but is treading carefully in its comments.” (Columbus Dispatch)

OIL AND GAS:
• Exploration in Michigan fell to an all-time-low last year in Michigan due to low crude prices. (MLive)
Low oil prices are negatively impacting a variety of Wisconsin companies. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

NATURAL GAS:
• Despite a “power glut” in Illinois, an energy company plans a new 1,100-megawatt natural gas plant. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
WEC Energy Group in Wisconsin will sell its entity that builds and operates compressed natural gas fueling stations around the country to a company in Oklahoma. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

NUCLEAR: The U.S. government selects a site in North Dakota for storing radioactive waste below-ground. (Phys.org)

WIND: Nebraska wind developers are skeptical proposed legislation will significantly help the state’s lagging industry. (Nebraska Radio Network)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla partners with conservative groups in Michigan in its attempt to sell its cars in the state. (Cleantechnica)

COMMENTARY: Opposition to the two income-guarantee proposals in Ohio gains steam. (Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.

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