PIPELINES: TC Energy formally cancels plans for the Keystone XL pipeline after 12 years of opposition by landowners, Native American tribes and environmentalists. (Reuters)

ALSO:
• Democrats praise the Keystone XL outcome as a climate victory while GOP lawmakers call it a win for “environmental extremists.” (E&E News, subscription)
• Most of the 247 people arrested during Line 3 demonstrations in northern Minnesota this week were charged with misdemeanor trespassing on critical infrastructure or public nuisance and unlawful assembly. (MPR News)

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SOLAR:
• A Wisconsin utility completes work on a 20 MW solar project that will provide power to local governments and businesses. (Wisconsin State Journal)
• Some residents and local officials raise concerns about the scale of a planned 3,500-acre solar project near a decommissioning Iowa nuclear plant. (KCRG)

OHIO: American Electric Power says it is “cooperating fully” with a federal subpoena for documents relating to how the utility stands to benefit from Ohio’s power plant bailout law. (Ohio Capital Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• General Motors now says it would support vehicle emission limits that other automakers negotiated in California if they can be achieved mostly by promoting electric vehicle sales. (Associated Press)
• Nearly 6,000 hybrid and fully electric vehicles have been registered in Iowa as interest in the electric vehicle transition grows. (WOI-TV)

COAL: A 100-year-old coal plant is closing along Lake Erie in Ohio, giving local officials an opportunity to repurpose the 40-acre site for recreation. (FOX 8)

OIL & GAS: Officials with the natural gas pipeline operator that’s being spun off from DTE Energy say the company is financially stable with long-term contracts in place. (S&P Global)

WIND:
• North Dakota regulators deny a developer’s request to delay the replacement of lights on top of a wind project based on safety concerns. (Prairie Public News)
• A 75-turbine, 250 MW wind project is now operational in western Ohio. (Renewable Energy World)

EFFICIENCY: A western Michigan county adopts a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program to help businesses finance energy efficiency projects. (FOX 17)

DEVELOPMENT: President Biden’s nominee to oversee numerous tribal programs wants to ensure tribal communities maintain control over energy development. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY:
• An “all of the above” federal energy policy has propped up outdated and wasteful energy resources while providing only tepid support for renewables, environmental advocates say. (Environmental Working Group)
• North Dakota is “strategically positioned” to lead on carbon capture and storage under Gov. Doug Burgum’s goal for the state to be carbon neutral by 2030, advocates say. (Williston Herald)
• The Line 3 pipeline is a “real test” for the Biden administration’s climate change commitments, says author and activist Bill McKibben. (New Yorker)
• An Illinois editorial board says there’s “no need to rush” new comprehensive state energy legislation after a 2016 package failed to meet its goals. (News-Gazette)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy has been a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News since 2014, following four years at City Pulse, Lansing’s alt-weekly newspaper. He covers the state of Michigan and also compiles the Midwest Energy News daily email digest. Andy is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Journalism School, where he focused on topics covered by the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism and wrote for the Great Lakes Echo. He was the 2008 and 2009 recipient of the Edward Meeman Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State.