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Commentary: Cellulosic ethanol worse than gas? Not so fast

This bailer, on display at an event near Emmetsburg, Iowa in 2010, is designed to harvest corn stover for biofuel use. (Photo by Joanna Schroeder via Creative Commons)A new academic paper on biofuels was released this week, and some media outlets have reached sweeping conclusions.

Minnesota bill aims to prevent subdivision solar fights

(Photo by Prizmatic via Creative Commons)A bill progressing through the Minnesota legislature would prevent homeowners associations from banning solar panels.

Ohio utilities replacing aging natural gas pipelines

Yellow flags mark the location of utility pipelines near Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kathiann M. Kowalski)Ohio’s natural gas utilities are replacing more than 11,000 miles of the state’s aging gas pipe mains, a program that carries a price tag of more than $6 billion.

Judge sides with North Dakota in Minnesota coal dispute

(Photo by Geof Wilson via Creative Commons)A federal judge on Friday struck down a Minnesota law requiring carbon offsets for imported coal power, saying the provision violated the Commerce Clause.