POLICY: Details of a sweeping clean energy bill in Illinois include nearly $700 million in ratepayer subsidies to keep three nuclear plants operating. (WBEZ)

ALSO: Officials at a municipal utility say Illinois lawmakers are too focused on an energy plan that prioritizes clean energy and upstate nuclear energy jobs. (State Journal-Register)

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• A proposed natural gas pipeline through a Black farming community in Illinois moves forward despite opposition from some landowners. (Chicago Sun-Times)
• The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says Keystone XL’s cancelation “adds a cloud to all new pipeline projects.” (KFYR)
• Protesters gather in Minneapolis to demand that Sen. Amy Klobuchar support the closure of the Line 3 pipeline. (Associated Press)
• Environmental advocates argue in court that the state of Minnesota erred in granting water permits for the Line 3 pipeline. (Star Tribune)
• Native American contractors working on the Line 3 pipeline replacement and expansion say recent protests “intentionally create a false narrative that there is no Native American support for this project.” (Star Tribune)

• Federal prosecutors have reviewed more than 1 million pages of documents as part of its ongoing investigation into the state’s power plant bailout law. (Columbus Dispatch)
• State lawmakers start a bipartisan effort to expel former House Speaker Larry Householder over his alleged role in the corruption investigation. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: A Michigan lawmaker pushing a bill to preempt local governments from instituting local natural gas bans raises ethical concerns based on her close ties to the oil and gas industry. (Bridge Michigan)

• Planned solar power purchases would move a northern Michigan municipal utility closer to a 50% renewable energy portfolio. (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
• DTE Energy seeks government grants and donations to cover a portion of the costs of adding 800 MW of solar power. (MLive)
• Ohio regulators approve plans for a 125 MW solar project. (WSAZ)

CARBON CAPTURE: North Dakota regulators will hold a public hearing next month on plans for a carbon capture and storage project at a synthetic fuels plant. (Bismarck Tribune)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Auto analysts say Ford is breaking new ground with new electric vehicle models aiming to transition the public from gas-powered vehicles. (Michigan Radio)

COAL: A public comment period opens for the planned closure of an Indiana coal ash pond. (News and Tribune)

WIND: Xcel Energy plans to acquire two recently repowered wind projects in Minnesota that will produce a total of 120 MW of capacity. (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)

COMMENTARY: A former Iowa congressman says “there’s still work to do” to develop more clean energy after the state hit a 60% wind energy milestone. (Des Moines Register)

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.