Good morning! Here are updates on some key energy-related races from yesterday’s election, based on preliminary results. 

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NEW JERSEY: In another state where ambitious clean energy policies were at risk, Democrats expanded control of the legislature in an election in which all 120 seats were up for grabs. (New Jersey Monitor, E&E News)

POLITICS: While the 2024 election will be pivotal for U.S. action on climate change, it was largely reproductive rights that helped Democrats exceed expectations this year, including in Ohio where voters passed a constitutional amendment preserving abortion access by a significant margin. (Financial Times, New York Times)


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Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.