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What does court’s decision mean for Clean Air Act?

EPA: Environmental law scholars say the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act could open the door for challenges to the Clean Air Act. (Greenwire)

EFFICIENCY: While utilities offer incentives in exchange for the ability to idle some customers’ air conditioners during times of peak demand, they rarely exercise the option, and some are considering phasing out the programs. (Midwest Energy News)

COAL: In a settlement announced Friday with the EPA, Wisconsin’s Dairyland Power Cooperative will shut down three coal-fired units and update pollution controls on others. (Greenwire)

FRACKING: Ohioans debate whether natural gas drilling should be allowed in cemeteries. (Associated Press)

ETHANOL: More ethanol producers are cutting production and idling plants as corn prices soar and demand for gasoline remains weak. (Associated Press)

ALSO: While the biofuels industry is outspent by fossil fuel lobbyists, but Congressional inertia may nevertheless mean existing policies favoring renewable fuels will remain in place. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)

25 BY 25: Opponents of a ballot measure to expand Michigan’s renewable energy standard say the state Constitution should not be the means to enact energy policy, proponents say the legislature’s inaction leaves no alternative. (Detroit Free Press)

TRANSMISSION: A new FERC rule aims to make it easier for wind and solar providers to transfer power to the grid. (Forbes)

SOLAR: A pair of Michigan breweries install $345,000 in solar panels and other energy-saving equipment. (AnnArbor.com)

COMMENTARY: Landowners along the first Keystone pipeline advocate against oil sands expansion, and David Roberts unpacks the question of whether climate change “caused” the Colorado wildfires. (The Energy Collective, Grist)

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