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Illinois to spend $30M to expand solar

COGENERATION: Combined heat and power give Midwestern paper mills a boost as industry goes through tough times. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR: Illinois will spend up to $30 million to expand solar. (Associated Press)

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EFFICIENCY: LED street lights could save Detroit $1.5 million a year in electricity costs. (CBS Detroit)

COAL: Controversial coal-plant permit in Kansas heads back to court as Sierra Club files legal challenge over emissions concerns. (Reuters)

BIOFUELS: Iowa motorists set new first-quarter record for ethanol purchases. (Ethanol Producer Magazine)

WIND: Michigan’s renewable energy portfolio is being led by wind. (Detroit Free Press)

GRID: Northeastern states lead by turning to microgrid deployment in preparation for future storms, climate change. (EnergyWire)

NUCLEAR: Missouri ‘epitomizes’ challenges in developing new nuclear projects. (EnergyWire)

TRANSMISSION: Mid-Atlantic transmission operator takes new multi-driver approach for developing new lines. (SNL)

EFFICIENCY: Atrium renovation at Mall of America seeks to improve energy efficiency, cut down on heating and cooling costs. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

COAL ASH: Ambitious coal-ash bill advances in North Carolina, would require Duke Energy to close 33 coal-ash ponds within 15 years. (Triad Business Journal)

AUTO: Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson jumps into electric vehicle fray. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: U.S. Supreme Court got it right with most recent EPA rulings. (Dallas Morning News)

 

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