Germany Seeks Ambitious Goals For Renewable Energy

State Governments have revealed renewable energy’s potential may be understated as utilities look at batteries and new pricing strategies to prevent overloads from wind and solar power. [WSJ]

Duke Energy, Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration and a group of environmental organizations have agreed to resolve lawsuits state environmental regulators brought against the company over leaking ponds at its coal-powered plants. [The News & Observer]

U.S. stocks rose in early trading, led by energy companies as the price of oil turns higher. [US News/AP]