Midwest Energy News

Ohio Supreme Court rejects argument that power plant bailouts are a tax

OHIO: The Ohio Supreme Court throws out FirstEnergy Solutions’ lawsuit arguing that recent legislation allowing subsidies for nuclear and coal plants can’t be subject to referendum. (Toledo Blade)

Customer education could be a barrier for utilities as they roll out time-of-use rates, according to a recent survey. (Energy News Network)
• An Indianapolis office building is the first in the state to achieve the highest LEED certification rating. (Indianapolis Star)

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WIND: Xcel Energy officials say declining wind energy prices are undercutting more expensive fossil fuel power. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)

OIL & GAS: The North Dakota Supreme Court upholds the dismissal of an oil company’s lawsuit against the state’s air emissions rules. (Bismarck Tribune)

UTILITIES: American Electric Power will not renew its membership with the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. (E&E News, subscription)

• Presidential candidates begin to weigh in on disputes surrounding Enbridge pipelines in crucial Upper Midwest swing states. (Michigan Advance)
Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke says concerns around Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 5 pipelines are “pretty interrelated.” (Michigan Advance)

• The city of Madison, Wisconsin, and a school district will offtake power from a 7 MW solar project expected to come online late next year. (Madison Capital Journal)
A North Dakota school district partners with a utility on a solar project that will help offset costs and educate students. (NewsDakota.com)
• A local utility board in Indiana approves a 30-year power purchase agreement for a planned solar project. (Logansport Pharos Tribune)
• A solar installation company is unresponsive after customers in Wisconsin face difficulties with rooftop panels. (FOX6)

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CLIMATE: The University of Illinois is among more than 200 higher education institutions worldwide to declare a climate emergency ahead of this week’s U.N. climate meetings in Spain. (Champaign News-Gazette)

• A consultant and former chairman of a Clinton administration climate change task force says waste-to-energy facilities will not help meet climate goals. (Energy News Network)
• A progressive think tank says “no amount of crony capitalism” can save the coal industry, while the head of a national mining group says coal is needed for a balanced energy portfolio. (Canton Repository)
• Researchers say the growing amount of waste from used solar panels will be an ongoing concern as the industry expands. (Scientific American)
• An Ohio editorial board says the state Supreme Court should decide whether a 90-day timeframe for collecting signatures on a power plant bailout bill is upheld. (Columbus Dispatch)

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