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Illinois governor to nuclear plant employees: ‘Your success is Illinois’ success’

EFFICIENCY: A study from the University of Michigan says utility energy efficiency programs disproportionately benefit wealthier ratepayers. (Midwest Energy News)

NUCLEAR: A year after signing legislation to save Illinois nuclear plants, Gov. Bruce Rauner tells Exelon employees: “Your success is Illinois’ success.” (Quad-City Times)

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WIND: Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch praises a new $200 million wind project, saying it has caused an “economic uplift for the region.” (Winchester News-Gazette)

• Solar energy growth in Minnesota has been an economic boon for farmers there. (Sierra Magazine)
• Some residents in a Minnesota county want stronger local regulations on large-scale solar projects. (Chisago County Press)
• A northern Illinois county is getting its first large-scale solar project. (La Salle News Tribune)
• The Illinois Farm Bureau sets new policies related to anticipated growth in solar development on agricultural land. (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
• A detailed look at the controversial solar tariff case launched by Suniva and SolarWorld. (Utility Dive)

STORAGE: Third-quarter energy storage deployment grew 46 percent over the same period last year, and analysts expect strong growth in the years to come. (Utility Dive)

CLEAN ENERGY: An environmental official from Alberta, Canada discusses her province’s clean energy efforts at an event in Minneapolis. (Rochester Post Bulletin)

PIPELINES: Attorneys say a Dakota Access pipeline protester’s free speech rights were violated last year after being accused of shooting a handgun at arresting officers. (Bismarck Tribune)

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BIOFUELS: A tanker truck crash in Iowa caused roughly 1,500 gallons of ethanol to spill. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: An Illinois lawmaker says abandoning the Paris climate agreement and similar policies from the Trump administration means the U.S. is ceding its position as a global clean energy leader to China. (Chicago Tribune)

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