Daily digest

EPA targets commercial aircraft for latest emission regulations

CORRECTION: A headline and item in yesterday’s digest implied oil and gas production from shale is declining. The story referenced was specifically about oil.

CLEAN POWER PLAN: A new report by market consultants says the areas served by grid operator MISO will not see reliability problems as a result of the Clean Power Plan. (EnergyWire)

***SPONSORED LINK: Learn about the latest in renewable energy and sustainability in Central Wisconsin at The Energy Fair, June 19-21. Features include keynote speaker Jon Wellinghoff, workshops, exhibitors, entertainment, and more.***

EFFICIENCY: A Minnesota-based program helps small companies monitor energy use and adjust for efficiencies. (Midwest Energy News)

AIRCRAFT: The EPA says it plans to develop emission regulations for commercial aircraft. (New York Times)

FRACKING
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Some Ohio lawmakers insist that the latest budget deal will not include an increased severance tax on fracking. (Columbus Dispatch)
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A hearing is set for later this month on North Dakota’s request to prevent new federal fracking rules from taking effect. (Bismarck Tribune)
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Researchers say satellite images purporting to show natural-gas flare-ups in the Bakken oil patch are inaccurate and misleading. (Bismarck Tribune)

TAR SANDS: A group of 100 scientists is calling for a moratorium on further development of Canadian tar sands. (Climate Central)

EMERGENCY RESPONSE
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American Electric Power is teaming up with seven other energy companies on an equipment-sharing program to quickly deal with natural disasters or other events that might disrupt the grid. (Columbus Dispatch)
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A two-day event in Wisconsin trains emergency responders on how to deal with oil-train accidents. (LaCrosse Tribune)

TRANSPORTATION
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Michigan lawmakers approve a road-funding plan that critics say unfairly places a heavier burden on the poor and owners of hybrid and electric vehicles. (Associated Press)
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Groups within the U.S. trucking industry disagree on how new fuel-efficiency standards should be designed. (Reuters)

AUCTION
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An advocacy group wants consumers to call for a federal investigation of the recent MISO capacity auction that will cause rates in southern Illinois to spike. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
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Federal regulators have approved plans by PJM to move forward with its capacity auction in August that will focus on enhanced reliability. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

OBIT: Professor Vernon Albertson was a “powerhouse” in energy research at the University of Minnesota. (StarTribune)

***SPONSORED LINK: The Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association presents its annual Michigan Renewable Energy Fair June 26-27. Features include an electric vehicle showcase, workshops, renewable energy demonstrations, kids’ activities, and much more! ***

COMMENTARY: “Fracking is coming to Southern Illinois, like it or not.” (Southern Illinoisan)

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