Midwest Energy News

Biden would cancel Keystone XL permit if elected

PIPELINES: Joe Biden’s campaign says he would rescind a presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline if elected, which would effectively kill the project. (Politico)

SOLAR:
Wisconsin utility Madison Gas and Electric plans a 20 MW solar project to provide clean energy to industrial and government customers. (Wisconsin State Journal)
• An Ohio company plans to manufacture thin-film cadmium telluride solar panels in a market that has been dominated by First Solar for the past decade. (PV Magazine)

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COAL:
• Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a shuttered coal plant is a safety risk to the Little Village neighborhood, and that another demolition is needed. (Chicago Sun-Times)
• An Indiana coal company faces sanctions from a federal judge after failing to comply with a bankruptcy court’s orders while receiving $2.7 million in federal coronavirus aid. (Ohio Valley Resource)

CLEAN ENERGY: Advocates anticipate a rebound for the clean energy industry, though the path ahead remains unclear. (Pew Charitable Trusts)

BIOFUELS: The U.S. Supreme Court will not weigh in on legal disputes over the U.S. EPA’s implementation of the renewable fuel standard. (E&E News, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Integrating energy storage with electric vehicle charging will be important for helping to manage EVs growing demands on the grid, a report says. (Utility Dive)

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RENEWABLES: An Indiana renewable energy advocacy group is increasing its staff to push for more clean energy development across the state. (Greensburg Daily News)

COMMENTARY:
• As Illinois lawmakers meet in special session, clean energy advocates seek short-term renewable energy funding, support for struggling coal communities and the need to address housing and utility issues. (Natural Resources Defense Council)
• Two-thirds of U.S. solar job losses due to COVID-19 are taking place in nine states, including Illinois, analysts report. (Union of Concerned Scientists)

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