Midwest Energy News

Ohio community awaits potential closure of nuclear plant

NUCLEAR: An Ohio community awaits the fate of an economically struggling nuclear plant. (News 5)

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WIND:
• An Ohio lawmaker pushes for shorter setback distances related to wind energy projects. (Springfield News-Sun)
• Nebraska lawmakers consider tighter restrictions on wind energy development. (Omaha World-Herald)

SUSTAINABILITY: Rochester, Minnesota’s sustainability director discusses the city’s clean-energy plans. (Midwest Energy News)

SOLAR:
• Advocates are concerned about potential solar policy changes in Iowa. (Iowa Public Radio)
States across the country are tackling questions around solar energy policies. (Utility Dive)
• A solar array is operational again at the University of Illinois following a malfunction. (Champaign News-Gazette)
• New polling shows strong support for solar development in Michigan. (Solar Industry Magazine)

PIPELINES: Iowa activists plan to protest the Dakota Access pipeline this weekend at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. (Des Moines Register)

OIL AND GAS:
• Conservation groups say North Dakota’s Badlands are threatened by oil and gas development “unless the public and state leaders take action.” (Bismarck Tribune)
• A natural gas pipeline explodes in a rural field in central Ohio. (Marietta Times)
• An increase in industrial sand production in Wisconsin is primarily driven by the oil and gas industry. (La Crosse Tribune)
• Conservation groups say North Dakota’s Badlands are threatened by oil and gas development unless the public and state leaders take action. (Bismarck Tribune)
• Ohio landowners express concerns about potential oil and gas drilling. (Richland Source)

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