CLIMATE: Risky Business Project director discusses climate change threats to the Midwest. (Midwest Energy News)

WIND: In its largest clean-energy deal to date, Microsoft signs 20-year agreement with wind farm to power its Chicago data center. (Gigaom)

***SPONSORED LINK: Midwest Energy Policy Conference 2014 — Get the early-bird discount now for the Midwest Energy Policy Conference on Sep. 30-Oct. 1 in St. Louis!***

POLAR VORTEX: Wisconsin ratepayers are still feeling effects of harsh winter in utility billls. (Associated Press)

HISTORY: Electricity and the rise of urban life in Detroit. (Model D Media)

CCS: North Dakota and South Dakota utilities interested in hosting carbon capture and sequestration test project for Wyoming power plant. (Associated Press)

FORESTRY: Michigan utility Consumers Energy puts renewed focus on forestry, tree-trimming program to prevent outages. (MLive)

EPA: EPA administrator tells utilities new carbon rules are an ‘investment strategy, not a pollution control strategy.’ (GreenWire)

UTILITIES: Utilities across the country carve out new executive positions to deal with customer dissatisfaction. (GreenWire)

DEVELOPMENT: Solar development, oil companies and high-speed rail compete for shrinking farmland in California. (GreenWire)

COMMENTARY: EPA inaction on Renewable Fuel Standard hurting producers and consumers. (Chicago Tribune)

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.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.