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How one company plans to store energy in giant balloons under Lake Ontario
Financial Post (1/30)
A Toronto energy start-up has come up with an inventive use for old marine salvage technology.

Wind power sets off revolt in Michigan's Thumb
Detroit News (1/26)
Huron County officials are reviewing a proposed moratorium on new turbines and will likely vote on the issue in the coming weeks. A stoppage would give elected officials a chance to review current zoning laws, which some critics say have not done enough to protect property owners.

Palisades plant work environment improves, regulators say
The Associated Press (1/22)
In a report issued Wednesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said its inspectors found improvements in the security department at the Palisades Nuclear Plant located along Lake Michigan.

Province says pipeline owners complied with requirements
The Sarnia Observer (1/22)
No environmental charges will be laid against a pipeline company that spilled approximately 35,000 litres of diesel fuel on Sept. 10, 2013 in Sarnia, Ontario.

Longueuil may face legal action following major oil spill
CBC News (1/14)
The City of Longueuil could be facing legal action for the way it handled a major oil spill. Early Wednesday morning, equipment failure at a Longueuil waste water treatment centre caused 28,000 litres of diesel to spill into the St. Lawrence River.

Derailment closes Canadian highway along Lake Superior
WDIO-TV - Duluth, MN (1/13)
Ontario Provincial Police have closed a 90-kilometer (56-mile) stretch of Highway 17 along Lake Superior after a train derailment; one of the cars contains propane and has a minor leak.

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General Resources
Energy Information Administration
U.S. Department of Energy
The EIA is an independent statistical and analytical agency that maintains a comprehensive data and information program relevant to energy resources.

Energy Regulation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The commission regulates the transmission of oil and natural gas, as well as the wholesale sales of electricity in interstate commerce.

Great Lakes Region's Global Climate Change/Energy Interests
Council of Great Lakes Industries
A report of discussions at the April 1997 Second Roundtable on North American Energy Policy.

Great Lakes Wind Collaborative
The Great Lakes Wind Collaborative (GLWC) is a group established to build consensus and identify and address issues affecting the planning, development, and operation of wind power facilities in the Great Lakes region.

Industrial Productivity and Efficiency
Northeast-Midwest Institute
This site provides an overview on industrial productivity and efficiency, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program and Weatherization, subsidies and data on gasoline prices and electricity consumption.

MichEEN: the Michigan Energy Efficiency Network
The Michigan Energy Efficiency Network is a tool for sharing and creating the strategies needed to solve 21st century energy challenges.

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Great Lakes Gas Transmission Company
Delivers natural gas to customers in the mid-western and northeastern United States and Canada.

Natural Gas Pipeline Profile
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Overviews the financial, inventory, performance and safety of U.S. natural gas pipelines.

Pipeline Safety Data Analysis
U.S. Department of Transportation
Annual and summary statistics on liquid accidents, natural gas incidents for transmission and distribution operators.

Pipeline Safety Regulations
Office of Pipeline Safety
Provides pipeline safety laws as stated by the U.S. code Title 49 Regulations Part 186-199.

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