SOLAR: Iowa Supreme Court rules in favor of third-party solar. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR: Battles brewing in Wisconsin, Iowa between utilities and solar-power advocates. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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WIND: Iowa counties move to get tougher on local wind project regulations. (The Gazette)

EFFICIENCY: Iowa private and community colleges adopt energy-saving strategies in face of environmental challenges. (The Gazette)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants more residents to drive electric cars. (Associated Press)

NATURAL GAS: Opposition mounts in Maryland against a proposed liquified natural gas plant and export terminal. (ThinkProgress)

CONGRESS: House passes $34 billion spending plan for energy and water, cutting clean-energy spending. (GreenWire)

COAL: Federal appeals court upholds EPA regulation meant to curb water pollution from mountaintop-removal mining. (Associated Press)

ELECTION: Pennsylvania governor’s race could have major impact on state’s approach to energy policy. (GreenWire)

COMMENTARY: Midwest rail safety needs to be priority as oil shipments expand. (West Central Tribune)

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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