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Indicted former Ohio House Speaker asks judge to dismiss corruption case

OHIO: Former House Speaker Larry Householder asks a federal judge to dismiss a public corruption case against him, claiming there was no quid pro quo involving favorable policy for FirstEnergy. (Ohio Capital Journal) FINANCE: County officials in St. Louis vote to expand a controversial residential clean energy lending program by allowing for a second provider […]

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Illinois researchers eye micronuclear reactors to heat campus buildings

OHIO:  Repealing Ohio’s power plant bailout would save ratepayers money and provide environmental benefits if clean energy standards are reinstated, repeal supporters say. (Energy News Network/Eye on Ohio) ALSO: A pair of shareholder lawsuits are filed in federal court claiming FirstEnergy leadership didn’t disclose the company’s role in the alleged bribery scheme surrounding the bailout […]

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Granholm warns grid vulnerable to hackers

GRID: Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warns that the U.S. grid is vulnerable to the type of hacking that brought down the Colonial Pipeline, but transmission lines have stronger protocols than pipelines do. (CNN) PIPELINES: • U.S. House and Senate lawmakers gear up to question Colonial Pipeline’s CEO after last month’s cyberattack disrupted operations and resulted […]

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Ford unveils electric F-150 truck model

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Ford unveils its electric F-150 pickup truck, which has the potential to convert a new class of drivers to electric vehicles based on its features and price. (Grist) ALSO: A Foxconn plant in Wisconsin is still under consideration to produce a new line of electric vehicles as part of a joint venture. (Milwaukee […]