OHIO: Investment firms representing $15 billion in assets urge Gov. John Kasich to restore the state’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. (Columbus Business First)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: A federal court’s decision to delay a hearing on the Clean Power Plan until September could actually speed up the overall process. (Washington Post)

• Activist shareholders of FirstEnergy push resolutions seeking more disclosure on lobbying expenses as well as financial risks in existing coal plants. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• A report says increasing engagement with members will be a key tactic for rural co-ops as they face future energy challenges. (Midwest Energy News)
• American Electric Power says its proposed rate plan extension will lower bills for Ohio customers. (Columbus Dispatch)

• A developer is seeking Warren Buffett’s help for a proposed $1 billion pipeline to carry captured CO2 from Midwest ethanol plants to oil and gas fields in Wyoming. (Omaha World-Herald)
• Even though construction has started, opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline say they still have options to stop the project. (Public News Service)
• TransCanada is replacing sections of the Keystone pipeline so it can run at higher pressure. (Lincoln Journal Star)
• A wildlife group says a federal emergency response plan for a pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac fails to account for impacts on plants, animals and shorelines. (Associated Press)

• A North Dakota attorney files a notice seeking assurance that public records related to the oil and gas industry are not destroyed. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Advocates say EPA methane rules will save $100 million worth of otherwise wasted natural gas in Missouri. (Public News Service)

COAL: Indiana sees its largest decrease in coal consumption since 2007. (Indiana Public Media)

NUCLEAR: A proposal to store nuclear waste along Lake Huron is creating political tension between U.S. lawmakers and Canadian officials. (Washington Post)

WIND: A Minnesota utility idles three wind turbines after an eagle’s nest is found nearby. (Rochester Post-Bulletin)

SOLAR: An Ohio city expects its solar array to save $200,000 a year in energy costs. (Fremont News-Messenger)

ACTIVISM: Protest organizers say police were “very cordial” in their response to a demonstration at a Chicago-area refinery over the weekend. (Times of Northwest Indiana)

• Detroit automakers see “mobility services,” such as car sharing, as a growing part of their future. (Associated Press)
• GM is replacing labels on large SUVs after errors were found in fuel economy calculations. (Green Car Reports)

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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