Daily digest

Investment firms seek reinstatement of Ohio energy standards

OHIO: Investment firms representing $15 billion in assets urge Gov. John Kasich to restore the state’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. (Columbus Business First)

CLEAN POWER PLAN: A federal court’s decision to delay a hearing on the Clean Power Plan until September could actually speed up the overall process. (Washington Post)

UTILITIES:
• Activist shareholders of FirstEnergy push resolutions seeking more disclosure on lobbying expenses as well as financial risks in existing coal plants. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
• A report says increasing engagement with members will be a key tactic for rural co-ops as they face future energy challenges. (Midwest Energy News)
• American Electric Power says its proposed rate plan extension will lower bills for Ohio customers. (Columbus Dispatch)

PIPELINES:
• A developer is seeking Warren Buffett’s help for a proposed $1 billion pipeline to carry captured CO2 from Midwest ethanol plants to oil and gas fields in Wyoming. (Omaha World-Herald)
• Even though construction has started, opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline say they still have options to stop the project. (Public News Service)
• TransCanada is replacing sections of the Keystone pipeline so it can run at higher pressure. (Lincoln Journal Star)
• A wildlife group says a federal emergency response plan for a pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac fails to account for impacts on plants, animals and shorelines. (Associated Press)

OIL AND GAS:
• A North Dakota attorney files a notice seeking assurance that public records related to the oil and gas industry are not destroyed. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Advocates say EPA methane rules will save $100 million worth of otherwise wasted natural gas in Missouri. (Public News Service)

COAL: Indiana sees its largest decrease in coal consumption since 2007. (Indiana Public Media)

NUCLEAR: A proposal to store nuclear waste along Lake Huron is creating political tension between U.S. lawmakers and Canadian officials. (Washington Post)

WIND: A Minnesota utility idles three wind turbines after an eagle’s nest is found nearby. (Rochester Post-Bulletin)

SOLAR: An Ohio city expects its solar array to save $200,000 a year in energy costs. (Fremont News-Messenger)

ACTIVISM: Protest organizers say police were “very cordial” in their response to a demonstration at a Chicago-area refinery over the weekend. (Times of Northwest Indiana)

TRANSPORTATION:
• Detroit automakers see “mobility services,” such as car sharing, as a growing part of their future. (Associated Press)
• GM is replacing labels on large SUVs after errors were found in fuel economy calculations. (Green Car Reports)

Comments are closed.