Midwest Energy News

Michigan city unveils $1B plan to be carbon neutral by 2030

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Chicago resident receives a fellowship to develop a curriculum and train auto dealers to better sell electric vehicles. (Energy News Network)

EMISSIONS: City officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan, unveil a $1 billion plan to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. (MLive)

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SOLAR:
• Installers say residential rooftop projects in Minnesota will shrink in size by at least 20% after new statewide building codes take effect today. (Energy News Network)
• Portions of a contaminated industrial brownfield site in southeastern Minnesota will be leased for a solar project. (Rochester Post Bulletin)
• A solar company seeks sales staff and installers in Indiana, claiming demand for residential installations and “energy independence” is increasing during the coronavirus. (RTV6)

OIL & GAS: About 420 gallons of crude oil spill from a pipeline in western North Dakota, affecting roughly 1.5 miles of a creek and tributary to the Little Missouri River. (Associated Press)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: After closing its recycling processing center due to the coronavirus, a west Michigan county is burning recyclable material at its waste-to-energy plant for electricity as an alternative to landfilling it. (MiBiz)

PIPELINES: The Keystone XL pipeline developer is moving forward with construction as lawsuits loom, a strategy also taken to get the Dakota Access pipeline operating. (E&E News, subscription)

TRANSPORTATION:
• The Trump administration is expected to finalize its plan to roll back Obama-era regulations on gas-mileage requirements from automakers as soon as today. (Detroit News)
• Electric vehicle advocates fear the rollback could hinder U.S. EV deployment. (Utility Dive)

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RENEWABLES: Market analysts expect the renewable energy sector to bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic faster than the oil and gas industry. (E&E News, subscription)

COMMENTARY: Clean energy advocates say Missouri lawmakers would limit growth for the state’s solar industry with legislation that imposes “burdensome, uneconomic” charges. (Columbia Missourian)

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