PIPELINES: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says Enbridge would be intentionally trespassing on state land and the state would seize its profits from Line 5 while it remains open after a state-ordered shutdown. (Detroit News)

• Canadian officials say that shutting down Line 5 could undermine diplomatic relationships with the U.S. (Reuters)
• The Line 5 standoff puts the Biden administration in yet another difficult pipeline position as it balances oil and gas infrastructure with climate goals. (E&E News, subscription)

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FINANCE: A large Illinois pork processing plant uses commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) financing to build an onsite solar installation, which advocates hope will inspire other industries. (Energy News Network)

UTILITIES: Michigan regulators will require utilities to track the public health and environmental justice impacts of their fossil fuel plants as part of long-term energy plans. (Planet Detroit)

• Two federal agencies appeal a court ruling that would prohibit them from issuing new permits to drill for oil and gas in Ohio’s only national forest. (Reuters)
• North Dakota’s library that stores rock samples from oil and gas development has greatly expanded as the industry grows and evolves. (Bismarck Tribune)

• Consumer advocates raise concerns about CenterPoint Energy’s plan to provide fewer credits to rooftop solar customers who provide excess power to Indiana’s grid. (WFYI)
• Cleveland officials advance plans to install solar panels at 15 city-owned buildings to help cut costs and achieve emission-reduction goals. (Cleveland.com)
• County officials approve a revised tax abatement for Duke Energy’s planned 175 MW solar project in western Indiana. (Tribune Star)
• Electric cooperative officials say two solar projects in southeastern Kansas will help provide rate stability for customers in the coming years. (KSNF)
• Township officials narrowly approve plans for a 150 MW solar project in southeastern Michigan. (Daily Telegram)

• Michigan has the most potential for offshore wind generation among Great Lakes states, according to a new report for clean energy advocates, though significant technological and policy barriers remain. (Great Lakes Echo)
• A Kansas wind project can now meet 100% percent of the electricity needs of Kansas City International Airport and several nearby government facilities. (KSHB)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan officials approve $1.8 million in grants for 88 electric vehicle fast-charging stations at 32 locations along key travel routes. (WILX)

RENEWABLES: More large scale wind and solar projects are expected in Wisconsin, which advocates say will provide new revenue for landowners and local governments. (Wisconsin State Farmer)

TRANSPORTATION: Missouri lawmakers vote to gradually increase the state’s gasoline tax over the next five years to help fund road and bridge repairs. (KTVI)

COMMENTARY: Columbus, Ohio’s newly launched renewable energy aggregation program “isn’t just good for the environment; it’s a win for the economy and labor market, too,” advocates say. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

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.