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Michigan Supreme Court rejects health claim related to 2010 oil spill

AIR QUALITY: Residents in low-income, minority communities across Chicago are monitoring air quality as part of a broader push for clean energy in their neighborhoods. (Midwest Energy News)

WIND: Ohio-based AEP will spend $4.5 billion on what will be the largest single wind installation in the U.S., a 2,000-megawatt project in Oklahoma. (Columbus Business First)

PIPELINES:
• The Michigan Supreme Court rejects a man’s claim that a 2010 oil spill near Kalamazoo caused various health problems, ruling that he failed to show a direct connection between the incidents. (MLive)
• A group of landowners’ lawsuit against a 167-mile Enbridge pipeline completed in 2015 through Illinois is returned to a lower court. (Bloomington Pantagraph)
• Native American tribes are objecting to the intervention of national trade groups in the legal case over whether to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline. (Associated Press)

RENEWABLES: A new report finds renewable energy generation will need to increase 50 percent by 2030 in order to meet state-level renewable portfolio standards. (InsideClimate News)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: A 68-megawatt waste-to-energy cogeneration facility in Detroit processes up to 3,300 tons of municipal waste every day. (MLive)

NUCLEAR: Southwest Michigan residents question federal regulators about the planned closure of a nuclear plant and how spent fuel will be handled. (MLive)

SOLAR: An affordable housing redevelopment project in northwest Ohio looks to use tax credits to install solar panels. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Toyota is reportedly working on “solid-state” batteries for electric vehicles to be rolled out in five years that could charge a car in under three minutes. (Popular Mechanics)

SMART GRID: ComEd offers additional rebates for smart thermostats in hopes of boosting purchases among customers. (Chicago Tribune)

OIL AND GAS: North Dakota regulators approve a $150 million expansion at a natural gas processing plant, making it the largest such facility in the state. (Associated Press)

BIOFUELS: Members of an Iowa trade delegation are optimistic that markets for ethanol and ethanol byproducts will open in China. (Radio Iowa) 

COAL: A U.S. Senate panel rejects President Trump’s plan to cut research funding for “clean coal.” (Bismarck Tribune)

COMMENTARY: Researchers explore the role that electrifying vehicle fleets could have in decreasing worldwide oil consumption in the decades to come. (The Conversation)

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