JUST TRANSITION: A new labor agreement between a West Virginia battery manufacturer and the mineworkers union could be a blueprint for helping transition fossil fuel workers into clean energy careers. (Capital & Main) 

POLITICS: A Mississippi utility regulator has accepted thousands of dollars in donations to his gubernatorial campaign from employees of a solar company that had business before him on the Public Service Commission. (Mississippi Today) 




GRID: Critics say a Texas ballot proposition that would provide loans to power plant owners won’t help the grid and may hurt clean energy. (Houston Public Media)

BUILDINGS: The U.S. Department of Energy awards $400,000 to the city of Louisville to advance energy efficiency and clean energy in affordable housing. (WDRB) 

COAL: A former Kentucky coal mine will be repurposed to age bourbon as part of a new $38 million distillery that’s expected to create 28 full-time jobs. (WOWK)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.