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 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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