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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UTILITIES:
• 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)

SOLAR:
• 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 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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