OHIO: FirstEnergy critics say more comprehensive reviews by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio are needed to hold the company and others accountable. (Energy News Network)

CARBON CAPTURE: Energy and industrial sectors have successfully pushed for potentially tens of billions of dollars in federal funding to support carbon capture and storage projects, which critics say would be better spent on renewable energy. (Inside Climate News)

SOLAR:
• Chicago high school students plan a solar installation at a nearby conservatory as part of courses on environmental justice. (WTTW)
• A proposed 100 MW solar project in northern Indiana is on hold as local officials seek more details from the developer. (WNDU)

HYDROGEN:
• A North Dakota electric cooperative reaches an agreement to sell a synthetic fuels plant, which the buyers will convert to produce hydrogen. (Bismarck Tribune)
• A transit agency in Canton, Ohio, is among entities pursuing hydrogen-powered fleet vehicles to help reduce transportation emissions. (Associated Press)

PIPELINES:
• A U.S. Navy diver in Minnesota who helped search efforts following a Mississippi River bridge collapse returns his awards in protest of the Line 3 pipeline. (Star Tribune)
• Milwaukee residents travel to northern Minnesota to protest the Line 3 pipeline, arguing the project violates treaty rights and contributes to climate change. (Shepherd Express)

WIND: Wind turbine technicians see long-term job opportunities in North Dakota as the state builds up its wind generation. (KXNET)

EMISSIONS: Two environmental groups install air quality monitoring devices at sites across southern Indiana. (Indiana Environmental Reporter)

CLIMATE: Michigan environmental advocates urge more federal spending on clean energy and transportation to help mitigate the effects of climate change. (Metro Times)

CLEAN ENERGY: Advocates say the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate would create clean energy job opportunities in Missouri. (Missouri Information Corps)

UTILITIES: At a public meeting, some residents express frustration, skepticism, and hostility over the Nebraska Public Power District’s plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. (North Platte Telegraph)

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.