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Minnesota regulators sign off on community solar agreement between utility, developers

INDIANA: An independent analysis shows Indiana’s energy-efficiency program, before it was dismantled by the Legislature, was effective in driving job growth and energy savings. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR: Minnesota regulators approve a settlement agreement between Xcel and some  developers to limit the size of community solar projects to 5 MW. (Minnesota Public Radio)

***SPONSORED LINK: The Illinois Renewable Energy Conference, July 16 in Normal, Illinois, will feature plenary sessions of interest to all areas of renewable energy, plus specific breakout sessions for wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, and energy efficiency.***

CLEAN POWER PLAN: Environmental attorneys are combing over the Supreme Court’s Affordable Care Act ruling to see whether it could set precedent in legal challenges anticipated to the Clean Power Plan. (Greenwire)

NATURAL GAS: Tensions rise in Ohio over a planned 250-mile natural-gas pipeline as developers intensify efforts to go on private property for land surveys. (Toledo Blade)

FRACKING: Leaders in a northeast Ohio county are seeking a moratorium on new injection wells until state reforms are put in place. (Associated Press)

RFS: Hundreds turn out in opposition, including appeals from two Midwest governors, of proposed plans to reduce biofuel standards in the U.S. gasoline supply. (Associated Press)

OIL: Companies in North Dakota will see roughly $120 million in tax savings after the temporary lowering of the state’s extraction tax. (Bismarck Tribune)

MICHIGAN: A profile of Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, a champion of the environment since her upbringing in a small southeast Michigan town and through maintaining her husband’s legacy. (E&E Daily)

POLITICS: Illinois Rep. John Shimkus seeks to bolster his role on the influential Energy and Commerce Committee. (E&E Daily)

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DETROIT: DTE plans to install solar-powered trash compactors and recycling units near its downtown Detroit headquarters. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: The case for moving Michigan back to a fully regulated energy market. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

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