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Minnesota regulators say Enbridge must disclose pipeline spill projections

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A new study argues that utilities should be more aggressive in adopting electric vehicle infrastructure, and that they would be justified in passing along the cost to ratepayers. (Midwest Energy News)

IOWA: After being moved from a university to a state agency with little explanation, the Iowa Energy Center relaunches this month with a smaller staff and a possible change in focus. (Midwest Energy News)

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PIPELINES:
• Minnesota regulators say Enbridge must release spill projections for its proposed Line 3 pipeline. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
• Two activists are the first to be sentenced to jail time for protesting the Dakota Access pipeline. (Associated Press)
• A University of North Dakota journalism professor resigns after the school refuses to let him conduct seminars on media coverage of the Dakota Access protests. (Associated Press)

OIL AND GAS:
• A North Dakota oil industry group pushes back on efforts to toughen oversight of drilling in the state. (Williston Herald)
• A federal court settles a long-standing dispute over royalties in Ohio. (Reuters)
• A $150 million storage facility for natural gas liquids is planned along the Ohio River. (Times Leader)

WIND:
• Researchers say wind farms pose little threat to prairie chickens and could actually create safer habitats by deterring predators. (NET Nebraska)
• An industry report says the federal production tax credit and corporate demand are continuing to drive wind development. (Platts, Huffington Post)

SOLAR: Utility-scale solar could see more than half of projected installations disappear if tariffs and other trade remedies are imposed, according to a new report. (Utility Dive)

RENEWABLES: The Labor Department projects solar installers and wind turbine technicians will be the fastest growing jobs over the next decade. (Associated Press)

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BIOENERGY: Methane from a 160-acre Nebraska landfill will be piped into a utility’s natural gas system. (Omaha World-Herald)

COMMENTARY: Why the Trump Administration’s effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan won’t help the coal industry. (Reuters)

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