Midwest Energy News

Sparse records obscure pipeline anchor strike risk in Great Lakes

TRANSPORTATION: Chicago’s electric scooter pilot program raises questions about whether the transportation mode can reduce carbon emissions. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES: Records of anchor strikes in the Great Lakes similar to the one that damaged the Line 5 pipeline are difficult to find, officials say. (Detroit News)

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BIOFUELS: A coalition of small petroleum refiners urges the U.S. EPA to keep information about biofuel-blending waivers from the Department of Agriculture. (E&E News, subscription)

SOLAR:
• A proposed solar project in Wisconsin faces development hurdles involving archaeological remains. (Kenosha News)
• A central Minnesota county considers zoning changes to control the development of community solar projects. (Chaska Herald)
• Organizers seek to boost participation in a southwestern Indiana solar group-buying program. (WEHT)

WIND: A 110 MW wind project in northwestern Illinois looks to add 30 turbines. (SaukValley.com)

RENEWABLES:
• Experts predict co-located solar, wind and storage projects will grow in the coming years. (Utility Dive)
• A Minnesota municipal utility launches a program for customers seeking to purchase renewable energy credits. (West Central Tribune)

TRANSMISSION: A new high-voltage transmission line provides a pathway for wind energy from southeastern Iowa to northeastern Missouri. (North American Windpower)

OVERSIGHT: Michigan’s attorney general announces plans to intervene in at least three utility rate cases after the companies propose rate increases for customers. (Detroit News)

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UTILITIES: DTE Energy partners with the Michigan Department of Corrections on a work-training program for citizens once they’re released from prison. (Crain’s Detroit Business)

OIL & GAS: A suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, rebuilds a year after a deadly natural gas explosion. (Wisconsin State Journal)

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