Midwest Energy News

Federal court upholds Enbridge Great Lakes spill response plan

PIPELINES: A federal appeals court upholds Enbridge’s plans for dealing with a potential spill from the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (Associated Press)

COAL: Indiana regulators won’t scrutinize Indianapolis Power and Light’s coal plant operations despite looking into Duke Energy’s self-committing practices earlier this year. (Utility Dive)

***SPONSORED LINK: Renew Missouri is hosting a Continuing Legal Education tackling utility ratemaking and energy policy in Kansas. Participate virtually or in person in Lenexa, Kansas on June 12. Click here to register or for more information.***

POWER PLANTS: Environmental groups raise concerns about costs and emissions from a planned 105.5 MW natural gas combined heat and power plant at Ohio State University. (Columbus Underground)

OIL & GAS: Chicago is likely the only city in the world running low on diesel supply due to production cuts from regional refiners. (Bloomberg)

UTILITIES:
• Indiana regulators investigate the pandemic’s effect on utilities and customers as companies seek potential rate increases to recover costs and lost revenues. (Indianapolis Star)
Michigan consumer advocates say utility shareholders, not customers, should cover the revenue lost from fewer sales during the pandemic. (Bridge Magazine)
• Dayton Power and Light customers will see decreased electricity rates due to a drop in wholesale power prices. (WDTN)

***SPONSORED LINK: Center Out: A Strategy for Climate Success will be hosted by the Great Plains Institute on June 25. Join the conversation about how the Midwest can lead the clean energy transformation. Click here for more and to RSVP.***

SOLAR:
Clean Energy States Alliance awards a Michigan agency for its partnership with two municipal utilities in helping low-income customers access community solar projects. (Solar Power World)
• A Tesla solar roof is installed in northeastern Kansas, the first in the state. (WIBW)

COMMENTARY:
A central Illinois city is setting a good example for others as it increases solar power contracts, an editorial board writes. (Effingham Daily News)
• Emission-reduction pledges and building energy codes make Missouri’s two largest cities U.S. leaders in climate action, an environmental group says. (Utility Dive)

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