COAL: A southeastern Ohio coal plant may be in jeopardy of closing as the U.S. EPA proposes to deny extending the plant’s coal ash permit amid the agency’s broader clamp down on coal ash pollution. (Ohio Capital Journal)

SOLAR:
• Indiana lawmakers pass a bill allowing residents to petition their homeowners’ association to install rooftop solar. (Indiana Public Broadcasting)
• A developer formally files plans for a 200 MW solar and 75 MW battery storage project at a former Iowa nuclear plant. (Corridor Business Journal)
• Suburban Kansas City officials are expected to consider recommendations for new utility-scale solar setbacks, decommissioning and buffering rules. (Shawnee Mission Post)
• Solar advocates ask federal regulators to stop utilities from charging customers for their dues paid to industry groups that are “undermining the renewable energy transition.” (PV Magazine)

OIL & GAS:
• Energy experts say valuable flared and vented gas is going to waste and is the result of weak regulations and a lack of economic incentives to capture and sell the gas. (Inside Climate News)
• Industry experts are not expecting a spike in North Dakota oil activity in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and increasing prices. (Inforum)

CARBON CAPTURE: Hundreds of landowners hire a law firm and form the Iowa Easement Team to challenge proposed carbon capture pipeline projects. (Summit-Tribune)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Rivian’s CEO says the company is making progress on increasing the production of electric vehicles at its Illinois assembly plant. (Reuters)
• A Columbus, Ohio suburb seeks state assistance to add three DC fast-charging electric vehicle stations to double the number of publicly available stations. (Columbus Dispatch)

UTILITIES: DTE Energy will help connect customers who are struggling to pay bills to more than $160 million in state utility assistance, up from $44 million that was available in 2021. (Detroit Free Press)

TRANSMISSION: Wisconsin regulators approve a $13.1 million transmission project between substations in southern Wisconsin. (Daily Reporter)

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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.