ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Chicago resident receives a fellowship to develop a curriculum and train auto dealers to better sell electric vehicles. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: City officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan, unveil a $1 billion plan to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. (MLive)

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• Installers say residential rooftop projects in Minnesota will shrink in size by at least 20% after new statewide building codes take effect today. (Energy News Network)
• Portions of a contaminated industrial brownfield site in southeastern Minnesota will be leased for a solar project. (Rochester Post Bulletin)
• A solar company seeks sales staff and installers in Indiana, claiming demand for residential installations and “energy independence” is increasing during the coronavirus. (RTV6)

OIL & GAS: About 420 gallons of crude oil spill from a pipeline in western North Dakota, affecting roughly 1.5 miles of a creek and tributary to the Little Missouri River. (Associated Press)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: After closing its recycling processing center due to the coronavirus, a west Michigan county is burning recyclable material at its waste-to-energy plant for electricity as an alternative to landfilling it. (MiBiz)

PIPELINES: The Keystone XL pipeline developer is moving forward with construction as lawsuits loom, a strategy also taken to get the Dakota Access pipeline operating. (E&E News, subscription)

• The Trump administration is expected to finalize its plan to roll back Obama-era regulations on gas-mileage requirements from automakers as soon as today. (Detroit News)
• Electric vehicle advocates fear the rollback could hinder U.S. EV deployment. (Utility Dive)

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RENEWABLES: Market analysts expect the renewable energy sector to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic faster than the oil and gas industry. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: Clean energy advocates say Missouri lawmakers would limit growth for the state’s solar industry with legislation that imposes “burdensome, uneconomic” charges. (Columbia Missourian)

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.