Midwest Energy News

Clean energy group looks to expand Minnesota’s renewable target

RENEWABLES: A clean energy group looks to expand Minnesota’s renewable energy standard in order to provide market certainty for developers. (PV Magazine)

ALSO: County planners in eastern Michigan grapple with regulations for wind and solar projects. (Huron Daily Tribune)

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WIND:
• A pact with environmental groups over wildlife protections and monitoring puts a Lake Erie offshore wind project one step closer to construction. (Energy News Network)
• Public hearings are postponed for a 200 MW wind project in northern Ohio. (North American Windpower)
• A developer agrees to terms for an 80 MW wind project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. (North American Windpower)
• Some western Iowa residents are concerned about the size and scale of a proposed wind project. (Iowa Public Radio)

SOLAR:
• A northeastern Illinois community prepares for an influx of solar projects. (Northwest Herald)
• A 4 MW solar project is completed at an Ohio landfill. (Solar Power World)

COAL ASH:
• The owner of coal ash pits along Illinois’ only national scenic river wants to
build bigger walls instead of removing the toxic muck. (Chicago Tribune)
From the archives: For years, residents have called for solutions to coal ash pollution along the Vermilion River in Illinois. (Energy News Network)

COAL: Murray Energy and the Ohio Coal Association seek more time to reach a settlement over Obama-era regulations that target companies that repeatedly break mine safety regulations. (Charleston Gazette-Mail)

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OIL & GAS: Environmental advocates raise concerns about an $80 million natural gas expansion project at the University of Michigan. (Michigan Daily)

COMMENTARY: A Minnesota columnist questions the impact of an electric cooperative’s investments on ratepayers. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

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