Midwest Energy News

Advocates want Duke Energy to expedite Indiana coal plant closures

COAL: Clean energy advocates want Duke Energy to expedite the timetable for closing its Indiana coal plants. (Associated Press)

ALSO: Local officials in Springfield, Illinois, prepare a transition plan as they scale back production at the state’s only city-owned coal plant. (NPR Illinois)

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• A Google-backed, 200 MW wind project in northwestern Iowa is bringing several local economic benefits, including 150 new construction jobs and eventually $1.5 million in annual property tax revenue. (Sioux City Journal)
• DTE Energy plans to buy three wind farms in Michigan to help meet the utility’s renewable energy goals. (Associated Press)
• Minnesota conservation districts advance a resolution seeking more input with state regulators and developers as new wind projects are built. (Pipestone County Star)

• Xcel Energy will continue to rely on nuclear power as a carbon-free energy source while it transitions away from coal. (St. Cloud Times)
• Closing nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania would cause pollution and related deaths to increase, according to a report commissioned by the nuclear industry. (Ellwood City Ledger)

POLICY: A recent World Trade Organization finding that Michigan is one of seven states with discriminatory clean energy laws is unlikely to have a significant impact, experts say. (MiBiz)

BIOFUELS: A study commissioned by petroleum refiners says eliminating federal biofuel mandates would not harm U.S. corn growers, as refineries would still produce ethanol based on cost. (E&E News, subscription)

RENEWABLES: Bowling Green, Ohio, would be able to continue selling renewable energy credits under an amended nuclear subsidy bill, preserving more than $100,000 in revenue for the city. (Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune)

COAL ASH: Southeast Michigan residents raise concerns about the safety of a DTE Energy coal ash storage site that the utility maintains is safe. (Bedford Now)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Anticipated growth in electric vehicle models spurs battery manufacturers to ramp up production. (MiBiz)

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GRID: Fires at a power plant and a substation in Madison, Wisconsin, disrupt power service to thousands of utility customers. (Associated Press)

• Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says the state is working on potential alternatives to the Line 5 pipeline as it’s being challenged in court. (MLive)
• A Wisconsin farmer and former renewable energy consultant says utilities are making a mistake with plans to build a natural gas plant in Superior. (Superior Telegram)

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