CLEAN ENERGY: More than two-thirds of Americans say they’d be fine living near a wind or solar farm, according to a new poll, suggesting headline-grabbing local opposition in some areas doesn’t reflect the country’s views overall. (Washington Post)

ALSO: The Prairie Island Indian Community in southeastern Minnesota makes progress on a net-zero carbon plan that includes a solar installation, geothermal and efficiency. (Sahan Journal)

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OFFSHORE WIND: Massachusetts regulators allow a developer to terminate an offshore wind power purchase agreement and rebid in a future auction, meaning the state has lost two-thirds of the offshore wind output it had in its pipeline. (CommonWealth Magazine, State House News Service)

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  • A new report finds Massachusetts’ solar generation gains have destroyed swathes of forest and farmland, but says the state can preserve future lands while meeting its solar goal by tweaking incentives and utilizing more developed or degraded spaces. (WBUR)
  • Minneapolis community organizations are encouraged by new policies aimed at making community solar more accessible in historically disadvantaged communities. (MPR)


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