FRACKING: Fracking boom in Ohio has led to dramatic growth in injection well business, revenue for state. (Midwest Energy News)

COAL: Minnesota Gov. Dayton: Eliminate coal from state’s energy mix. (Minnesota Public Radio)

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PET COKE: Michigan regulators deny permit for bulk petroleum coke storage facility in Detroit. (Associated Press)

NATURAL GAS: We Energies switches from coal to natural gas at Milwaukee power plant. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

SOLAR: After utility lobbying, Iowa surrenders $1 million solar grant. (Associated Press)

EFFICIENCY: Wisconsin company sees major savings by switching to LED lighting. (Milwaukee Business Journal)

RELIABILITY: Commonwealth Edison plans to lay superconducting cables to prevent outages in Chicago Loop. (

NUCLEAR WASTE: Health officials to study illness rates along St. Louis creek with legacy of nuclear waste pollution. (Associated Press)

FRACKING: Across the country, battles are playing out on local level over where hydraulic fracturing can happen. (Christian Science Monitor)

COAL ASH: Group disputes Duke Energy, EPA claims that coal ash has been completely removed from North Carolina river. (Charlotte Business Journal)

HEALTH: Increasing renewable energy mix in West Virginia would lead to health improvements in poor and black neighborhoods, report says. (Charleston Gazette)

COMMENTARY: North Dakota plays ever-increasing role in domestic energy production. (Bismarck Tribune)


Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.

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