RENEWABLE: PACE funding helps renewable energy projects come to life. (Midwest Energy News)

CLEAN AIR ACT: Minnesota Power agrees to install pollution controls, pay fines following allegations of Clean Air Act violations. (Associated Press)

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SOLAR: Solar installation at Ohio prison aims to cut costs, train inmates. (Associated Press)

COAL: Local activists put pressure on Lansing municipal utility to shut down aging coal plant. (City Pulse)

SMART METERS: Michigan utility increases smart-meter installations in Kalamazoo. (MLive)

UTILITY: AEP Ohio improves slightly in customer satisfaction survey. (Columbus Business First)

ELECTRICITY: A map of electricity prices and bills by state. (ThinkProgress)

COAL ASH: Duke Energy completes cleanup of 2,500 tons of coal ash spilled in Virginia river. (Charlotte Business Journal)

FRACKING: Hydraulic fracturing as a nuisance surfaces as key legal argument. (GreenWire)

GAS: Google Street View cars have a new assignment: Sniffing out gas leaks in cities. (Christian Science Monitor)

RELIABILITY: Despite industry concerns, cyberattacks account for small portion of disturbances and emergencies at utilities. (GreenWire)

COMMENTARY: Adapting to life without coal in Appalachia. (Charleston Gazette)

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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