SOLAR: Illinois solar developers are once again hopeful as incentives in the form of renewable energy credits come back next month under the state’s sweeping new clean energy law. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• Kansas City officials hope a second attempt at installing a large-scale solar project at the city’s airport will come to fruition this time. (Energy News Network)
• A state representative from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula says his bill to eliminate caps on small-scale, customer-owned solar projects would improve grid reliability while lowering customer bills. (Daily Mining Gazette)
• County officials in eastern Iowa consider hiring a consultant to evaluate a developer’s proposal for a pair of solar projects totaling 250 MW. (Clinton Herald)

COAL:
• The parent company of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service announces plans to eliminate coal as a fuel source by 2035. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• Kansas City utility Evergy disputes the Sierra Club’s recent findings that customers would save money by retiring the utility’s coal fleet by 2030 and replacing it with clean energy sources. (KMUW)

ELECTION:
• Voters in Columbus, Ohio, soundly reject a ballot initiative that would have set aside $87 million for various clean energy initiatives that even renewable energy supporters called vague and ill-defined. (NBC 4)
• Voters in a southern Ohio county and city reject proposals to join electricity and natural gas aggregation programs that sought to reduce energy costs and increase access to clean energy. (WSAZ)

TRANSMISSION: A federal judge halts construction on sections of a controversial transmission line on or near federal waters in Wisconsin. (Reuters)

CLEANTECH: Research partners in Ohio secure a global license for a “bridge” technology that can turn fossil fuels and biomass into hydrogen, steam and/or syngas while reducing carbon emissions. (Centered)

RENEWABLES: A Democratic state representative from Indiana expects renewable energy legislation involving renewable energy siting to be reintroduced next session. (WANE)

CLIMATE: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and top state officials are in the U.K. to tout the state’s new clean energy law and seek “green energy” investments during the global climate change summit in Scotland. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: North Dakota Republicans criticize President Biden’s plan to work with European Union nations to reduce methane emissions worldwide by 30% by 2030, including targeting existing oil and gas wells in the U.S. (Bismarck Tribune)

GRID: Indiana Michigan Power officials say the company is making investments to boost grid resilience as more renewable energy projects come online. (The News Sun)

COMMENTARY: The head of a solid waste authority in central Ohio sees the need for a “coordinated sustainability initiative” to increase renewable energy development in the Columbus area. (Columbus Dispatch)

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.