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This week’s Midwest Energy News: Brewing beer with solar in Milwaukee, saving money with renewable power in Chicago, and more

Midwest mapWIND: Minnesota regulators approve two wind farms in Stearns County. (St. Cloud Times)

SOLAR: The Milwaukee Brewing Company plans a 28-panel solar system to preheat water used in the brewery. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

KEYSTONE XL: Hundreds pack a public hearing on the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. (Beatrice Daily Sun)

COAL: Despite the “war on coal” rhetoric of the presidential campaign, coal jobs have been increasing every year in Ohio. (Lancaster Eagle Gazette)

OIL: U.S. oil production hits its highest point since 1998, and Nebraskans continue to debate the Keystone XL pipeline. (Fargo Forum, Omaha World-Herald)

SOLAR: A former landfill in Ypsilanti, Michigan may soon be home to a $4 million solar array. (

AGGREGATION: The Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn approves a new contract for 100 percent renewable power at a cost 40 percent less than what the city was paying to ComEd. (Chicago Tribune)

WIND: A Minnesota company says its air tunnel technology can produce more power from wind while minimizing visual and wildlife impacts. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

MICHIGAN: After the failure of Proposal 3, what’s next for renewable energy in Michigan? (Midwest Energy News)

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