Midwest Energy News

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The transit agency in Wichita, Kansas, will be the first in the state to experiment with electrified transportation when it starts operating four electric buses next month. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• General Motors sells an Ohio assembly plant to a start-up manufacturer of electric pickup trucks, which pledges to rehire GM workers at comparable wages. (Reuters)
• A Minneapolis suburb is a state leader in transitioning to an electric or hybrid vehicle fleet. (Eden Prairie News)

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GRID: Illinois utility ComEd tests how blockchain software might help it manage an increasingly complex distribution grid that includes more solar and storage. (Energy News Network)

WIND:
• North Dakota regulators expect wind turbine repowering to be the “new normal.” (Bismarck Tribune)
• A 250 MW wind project in southwestern Minnesota secures $158 million in commercial financing. (North American Windpower)

OIL & GAS: We Energies seeks permission to build two plants totaling $370 million that would store liquefied natural gas to meet demand spikes on cold winter days. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Wisconsin regulators re-evaluate plans for a manure digester facility after facing local zoning obstacles. (Wisconsin State Journal)

SOLAR:
• Local officials consider plans for a 150 MW solar project in northwestern Ohio. (Lima News)
• A Nebraska natural resources district considers plans for a solar project that could help diversify revenue sources. (KNOP)

BIOFUELS: Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst says President Trump is willing to work through concerns about proposed changes to biofuel blending requirements. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

COMMENTARY:
• A North Dakota editorial board says more thorough hearings are needed on proposed wind projects before they “dot the landscape.” (Bismarck Tribune)
• Indiana policymakers should prepare for the transition from coal by making the state hospitable to renewable energy and offering training for coal miners. (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
• The effort to hold a referendum over Ohio’s nuclear and coal plant subsidies will show whether the state’s procedural laws limit residents’ constitutional rights, an editorial board says. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

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