PIPELINES: The Canadian government says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is powerless to stop Enbridge from operating the Line 5 pipeline and invokes a 1977 treaty as it calls for negotiations between U.S. and Canadian diplomats over its fate. (Bridge Michigan)

ALSO:
• Enbridge has reimbursed U.S. police $2.4 million for arresting and surveilling hundreds of demonstrators who opposed construction of Line 3. (The Guardian)
• Enbridge launches a major cleanup effort in Minnesota to repair an aquifer that Line 3 construction crews punctured early this year. (Star Tribune)

SOLAR:
• Construction is expected to start this month on a 200 MW solar project in Wisconsin. (Kenosha News)
• A local utility in Missouri now allows customers to directly subscribe to solar power. (KODE)
• A Wisconsin community considers establishing a solar group-buying program to help reduce installation costs for residents. (Oshkosh Examiner)

UTILITIES: Michigan’s Consumers Energy will use $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of a lending company it owned for infrastructure and clean energy projects. (MLive)

WIND:
• An agreement between developers and local officials stalls over setback distances for a proposed utility-scale wind project in Iowa. (Globe Gazette)
• A Missouri county will likely vote next month on proposed wind energy regulations involving turbine heights and environmental impacts. (KOMU)
• A North Dakota wind project could be revived if developers pursue a waiver for turbine lighting following a change in state law this year. (Prairie Public Broadcasting)
• A Kansas town with the state’s first utility-scale wind project continues to see economic benefits 20 years later. (KMUR)

CARBON CAPTURE: Plans for a 2,000-mile carbon dioxide pipeline meet resistance as Iowa farmers plan to band together and refuse easement offers for the project. (Ames Tribune)

RENEWABLES: FirstEnergy issues a request for proposals to purchase renewable energy credits to meet the state’s clean energy targets required by law. (PV Magazine)

OIL & GAS: The operator of a St. Louis natural gas pipeline asks the U.S. Supreme Court to block a previous court order shutting down the project. (Reuters)

BIOGAS: Shell announces plans to build a renewable natural gas facility at a dairy farm in Kansas. (Capital Press)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.