CLEAN ENERGY: Republican voters in Ohio strongly support clean energy policy for renewables and efficiency, according to a new poll. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

MICROGRIDS: Researchers say microgrids will be the “fundamental building block” of the 21st-century electric grid. (Midwest Energy News)

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• As shown in Ohio, private equity firms appear eager to purchase utilities’ power plants. (Utility Dive)
• Officials in Ohio discuss the “uncertain future” of the state’s energy law. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• DTE Energy says Detroit Public Schools has more electric reliability after switching to the utility’s grid. (Associated Press)
• Exelon may owe up to $1.5 billion in back taxes to the federal government as a result of a previous tax shelter scheme. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

RELIABILITY: Michigan is set to work with grid operator MISO on ensuring electric reliability, though Alternative Energy Suppliers are expressing concern. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

PIPELINES: Congress has a small window of opportunity to weigh in on the Dakota Access pipeline debate. (E&E Daily)

OIL AND GAS: A tribal official in North Dakota tell industry groups, “We have to respect each other’s sovereignty and be true partners.” (Forum News Service)

• A major solar project under construction at multiple sites in Minnesota is set to open soon. (St. Peter Herald)
• Residents display the value in installing solar in their homes in Saginaw, Michigan. (MLive)

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POLITICS: Hillary Clinton pivots to address climate change as a way to reach out to young voters. (ClimateWire)

COMMENTARY: Why Republicans support wind energy. (Des Moines Register)

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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