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 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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