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)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.