Midwest Energy News

Indiana coal plants unlikely to reopen under Trump’s energy plan

CLEAN ENERGY: A Minnesota solar advocate looks to bring clean energy job training opportunities to an underserved and diverse Minneapolis neighborhood. (Energy News Network)

COAL:
• Indiana coal plants are unlikely to reopen under the Trump administration’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy rules. (Anderson Herald Bulletin)
• An Ohio county’s economy struggles after coal jobs left a few years ago. (Toledo Blade)

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• EV deployment in Iowa will likely be shaped by the way state officials allow utilities to bill drivers to charge their vehicles. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
• ChargePoint aims to install 2.5 million EV charging stations by 2025, mostly in North America and Europe. (CNET)

RENEWABLES:
• A federal appeals court decision to uphold Illinois’ nuclear subsidy program will also likely benefit state policies that support renewable energy, legal experts say. (InsideClimate News)
• Two large wind and solar projects are planned in western Michigan, an area with less renewable development than other parts of the state. (MiBiz)

ILLINOIS: A new series explores the quality of life impacts of wind, solar and nuclear energy in Illinois. (WNIJ)

OIL AND GAS:
• North Dakota officials will study the potential for temporarily storing natural gas underground as companies struggle to hit flaring targets. (Bismarck Tribune)
• A subsidiary of an Indiana natural gas company is linked to more than 30 explosions in Massachusetts that officials are still investigating. (Indianapolis Star)

SOLAR: Grid operator MISO says it’s too soon to develop a detailed solar capacity credit process, though it could look similar to the one used to establish wind credits. (RTO Insider)

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CLIMATE: Faith leaders in Wisconsin join a climate change rally in Milwaukee to push for better air quality and clean energy. (Kenosha News)

COMMENTARY:
• Legal experts question whether upcoming deadlines for federal wind and solar tax credits will jeopardize projects facing regulatory delays. (North American Windpower)
• Advocates say U.S. EPA data shows the Trump administration’s plan to replace the Clean Power Plan would increase carbon emissions in Wisconsin. (Environmental Defense Fund)
• An Ohio editorial board says the Trump administration is taking a “shortsighted, and even dangerous, position” by proposing to roll back methane emission rules. (Akron Beacon Journal)

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