Midwest Energy News

Ohio solar manufacturer forecasts strong production in coming years

SOLAR: Ohio-based panel manufacturer First Solar forecasts strong production in the coming years. (PV Magazine)

UTILITIES: The Nebraska Supreme Court rules a utility must release public information about its electricity prices. (Lincoln Journal Star)

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COAL: A new coal mine is proposed in southeastern Ohio as work continues to clean up years of pollution left from old mines. (Associated Press)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Ameren Missouri is the latest utility to propose paying for electric vehicle infrastructure with ratepayer funds. (E&E News, subscription)

BIOFUELS: President Trump meets with key lawmakers this week to discuss the future of U.S. ethanol policy. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

FRAC SAND: Advocates criticize an amendment passed by Wisconsin lawmakers they say is designed to benefit a company opening a frac sand processing operation. (La Crosse Tribune)

WIND: Landowners in a southern Minnesota county are concerned about living near falling ice from a proposed wind project. (KAAL)

GRID: Ameren completes a 44-mile, $130 million transmission project in Illinois it says will improve access to wind energy. (Peoria Journal Star)

CLIMATE: Ohio businesses express concern over climate change impacting operations, as well as the lack of access to clean energy due to state policies. (Portsmouth Daily Times)

RESEARCH: Ohio State University launches a program to train students for careers in operating biogas, bioethanol and biodiesel production plants. (ThisWeek Community News)

EFFICIENCY: A northwestern Ohio city plans $70,000 in energy efficiency retrofits in city-owned buildings. (Press Publications)

EMISSIONS: A second federal judge tells the Trump administration that it can’t keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal land. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: “The future of wind energy in Ohio looks bleak” without changes to the state’s restrictive wind turbine setback rules, an editorial says. (Lima News)

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