NATURAL GAS: Ohio officials are enthusiastic over growth of shale gas industry. (Midwest Energy News)

FRACKING: Ohio researcher takes rare approach by testing water wells before hydraulic fracturing takes place there. (InsideClimate News)

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NUCLEAR: Illinois-based Exelon petitions New York state to keep struggling nuclear plant open there. (Crain’s Chicago Business)

CLEAN ENERGY: Ohio group can pursue petitions for constitutional amendment to invest in clean energy, state ballot board says. (The Youngstown Vindicator)

BIOMASS: Michigan company set to open $5 million facility for turning agriculture waste into biomass. (Ethanol Producer Magazine)

CCS: Planned $1 billion carbon capture and sequestration project in Texas would be the world’s largest. (Forbes)

MICROGRID: How three East Coast states are leading on microgrid development. (GreenBiz)

FOSSIL FUELS: Fossil fuel production on the decline on public land throughout country. (Climate Central)

ETHANOL: Three Rivers Energy in Minnesota marks one year of ethanol production. (Biofuels Digest)

BIODIESEL: Vermont’s first 100 percent biodiesel fueling station opens. (Seven Days)

COMMENTARY: Why is Cleveland so negative about renewable energy?. (Crain’s Cleveland Business)

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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