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This week’s Midwest Energy News: Department of Energy says carbon emissions rose two percent in 2013

ETHANOL: Lawmakers say it’s unlikely the renewable fuel standard will face repeal this year, and Iowa governor Terry Branstad will host a public hearing this month in Des Moines on the biofuel mandate. (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Des Moines Register)

WISCONSIN: A conference examines Wisconsin’s slow approach to renewable energy development. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

SOLAR: Ameren Missouri announces plans for a 5.7 Megawatt solar farm near St. Louis. (St. Louis Post Dispatch)

CLIMATE: Department of Energy data show carbon emissions in the United States rose two percent in 2013. (InsideClimate News)

OHIO: Ohio’s chief utility regulator says he will not seek reappointment. (Columbus Business First)

MINNESOTA: The trial begins for a Minnesota businessman accused of defrauding 1,800 investors out of $57 million in a scheme to push a failed coal-to-gas technology. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

COAL: Emission upgrades at Illinois coal plants will mean cleaner air for Chicago. (Chicago Tribune)

CLIMATE: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s new energy plan disregards concerns about climate change that were prominent in its 2008 report. (SNL)

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