Midwest Energy News

Environmental groups file new challenge to Illinois coal ash storage site

NUCLEAR: Leaked draft legislation shows Ohio lawmakers will seek to establish a “clean air program,” funded by a utility bill surcharge, that would distribute funds to nuclear plants while shutting out wind and solar. (Energy News Network)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A suburban Minnesota police department’s April Fools prank highlights the cultural obstacles cities face as they seek to adopt electric vehicles. (Energy News Network)

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COAL: Illinois environmental groups file suit against Dynegy’s coal ash storage sites along the Middle Fork River. (Champaign News-Gazette)

UTILITIES: A bankruptcy judge says he would not confirm a bankruptcy reorganization plan from First Energy Solutions. (RTO Insider)

GRID: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin calls for a “meaningful analysis” of a proposed transmission line through the state. (Wisconsin State Journal)

• Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announces a new program to support the state’s wind industry after President Trump’s false claims about the health impacts of wind turbines. (KCCI)
• Some Iowa companies are concerned about the impacts President Trump’s recent comments on wind turbines could have on the industry. (WHO-TV)
• The Illinois legislature passes a bill to clarify local zoning rules for wind projects. (Southern Illinoisan)
• A new advocacy group promotes the economic benefits of the wind industry in Iowa. (WHO-TV)
• Another Iowa senator weighs in on President Trump’s recent wind turbine comments: “Ridiculous.” (WHO-TV)

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NUCLEAR: A Wisconsin professor says nuclear power should play a role in helping to reduce carbon emissions. (Wisconsin Public Radio)

COAL: A coal plant in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is being replaced with natural gas. (Michigan Radio)

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