FRACKING: Ohio study finds more costs than benefits with shale gas drilling. (Midwest Energy News)

OIL: North Dakota, Texas responsible for recent oil and natural-gas production boom in U.S. (Climate Central)

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COAL: Missouri governor signs law restricting voters in St. Louis from passing ballot initiatives targeted at coal companies. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

BIOFUELS: EPA says biofuel development will help spur electric vehicle production. (GreenWire)

COAL: Murray Energy files suit against another coal-mining company in Illinois over alleged illegal purchases of mineral rights. (The Southern Illinoisan)

NUCLEAR: Fire alarm at Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio was likely triggered by storm. (Toledo Blade)

TRANSITION: St. John’s University in Minnesota expands solar capacity, removes decades-old coal boilers on campus. (Associated Press)

SOLAR: Two California solar companies are pushing the envelope on the utility business model and how we get energy. (GreenWire)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Pennsylvania lawmakers give Tesla OK to expand retail operations there. (Bloomberg)

COAL: Amid proposed EPA rules, revising Export-Import Bank charter may give federal lawmakers opportunity to support coal industry abroad. (The Hill)

SOLAR: Solar industry ready for boom as manufacturing stabilizes, prices drop. (Gigaom)

COMMENTARY: Congress needs to move on national nuclear-waste storage strategy. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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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