Midwest Energy News

Ohio group files petition to challenge nuclear bailout on ballot 

OHIO: A campaign committee submits signatures for a ballot measure challenging a law subsidizing FirstEnergy nuclear and coal plants. (Toledo Blade)

ALSO: An Ohio lawmaker says the power plant bailout wasn’t a “perfect bill” but was needed to control costs and maintain reliability. (Putnam County Sentinel)

***SPONSORED LINK: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to recognize a great clean energy leader within your network. Nominations for 40 Under 40 close Friday at 5 p.m. central. Nominate a leader today.***

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: MidAmerican Energy plans to build 15 fast-charging electric vehicle stations across Iowa to help spur demand and relieve range anxiety. (Des Moines Register)

• A northwestern Iowa ethanol plant temporarily closes, citing demand challenges as refiners receive blending waivers. (Radio Iowa)
• The ethanol industry seeks to restart a legal case challenging oil refineries’ ability to avoid renewable fuel mandates. (E&E News, subscription)

• The mayor of Ames, Iowa, declares the week of Aug. 11 “American Wind Week” to raise awareness about the benefits of the industry. (Iowa State Daily)
• Preconstruction work continues on a 200 MW wind project in eastern Kansas. (KVOE)

BIOGAS: The owner of a waste-to-energy facility in northeastern Nebraska files a countersuit against residents’ complaints over odor, claiming two other companies are responsible. (Sioux City Journal)

CLIMATE: Hundreds of advocates rally outside of the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit in support of the Green New Deal. (Michigan Advance) 

SOLAR: A southeastern Nebraska city considers plans for a community solar project. (York News Times)

NUCLEAR: FirstEnergy is investigating the cause of an emergency shut down at a nuclear plant in northern Ohio. (Cleveland Scene) 

OIL & GAS: North Dakota and oil industry officials want to study lightning strikes at saltwater disposal sites, which have caused fires and spills over the past two months. (Bismarck Tribune)

***SPONSORED LINK: Register today to attend the 2019 Veteran’s Advanced Energy Summit in Chicago, August 13where the future of energy meets national security. The summit will address the trends, technologies, and policies that are shaping the energy sector.***

POLITICS: Presidential candidates campaigning in Iowa hear from an increasing number of voters about climate change. (KELO)

• A former Iowa lawmaker leads a new conservative clean energy group, saying the issue isn’t only for “liberals and Democrats.” (Quad-City Times)
• The USA Today editorial board says natural gas flaring is a “shameful waste” that needs to be controlled.
• A senior energy planner at Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission says energy planning is critical as central Ohio anticipates a growing population. (Transmission & Distribution World)

Comments are closed.