SOLAR: Cincinnati Zoo solar array has been ‘everything we wanted and more.’ (Midwest Energy News)

NATURAL GAS: Michigan residents prepare for disruption with proposed interstate pipeline. (Detroit Free Press)

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COAL: Missouri’s largest utility to close 61-year-old coal plant in St. Louis by 2022. (Associated Press)

OIL SPILL: Local officials question city’s response to oil spill, state calls it an ‘ongoing issue.’ (Lansing City Pulse)

UTILITY: Ohio public-schools group files complaint against FirstEnergy over surcharges. (Columbus Business First)

CLIMATE: Mayors group reluctant to tell Congress to back cap-and-trade policy. (Governing Magazine)

COAL: Coal and gas wastewater-treatment company closes in Pittsburgh, leaving regulators scrambling. (Associated Press)

CAP AND TRADE: Business groups and lawmakers try to keep motor fuels from being added to California’s cap-and-trade program. (GreenWire)

COAL ASH: Amended coal-ash legislation affecting Duke Energy goes back to North Carolina Senate. (Triad Business Journal)

COAL: Billionaire philanthropist and environmentalist has clouded record with coal investments. (New York Times)

COMMENTARY: Michigan benefits with pro-solar policies. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

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.

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