ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: A new academic study shows how households in a Black and Latino neighborhood of Chicago emit far fewer emissions than those in more affluent areas but still face higher energy burdens — a disparity found throughout the country. (Grist)

PIPELINES:
• The North Dakota Supreme Court is set to consider the release of thousands of pages of documents related to the Dakota Access pipeline’s developer and its security contractor. (Associated Press)
• Formal talks between Canada and the U.S. should start soon over the fate of the Line 5 pipeline. (Reuters)

CARBON CAPTURE: The developer of a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline through Iowa says the project would contribute $25 million in property tax revenues while boosting the value of locally produced ethanol. (Sioux City Journal)

UTILITIES: Officials with Indiana utility NiSource say investments in natural gas infrastructure could be just as critical to its clean energy goals as electric grid and renewable energy projects. (S&P Global)

COAL:
• Ameren must obtain an air pollution permit for one of its Missouri coal plants after the utility is denied a rehearing in court. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)
• Dynegy will hold public meetings next week in Illinois on proposed plans to remove coal ash storage sites along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. (Commercial-News)

SOLAR:
• Wisconsin Public Service recently marked one year of operations for the state’s largest solar project while launching the first phase of another large project. (WFRV)
• An Iowa renewable energy startup has now installed panels at 80 facilities that produce a total of 8.5 MW of power. (KCCI)

WIND: North Dakota regulators will consider a developer’s request for more time to comply with a year-end deadline to install light mitigation technology on its wind turbines. (Bismarck Tribune)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Incentives for installing home-based electric vehicle chargers are absent from a proposed federal spending bill and have been largely left up to utilities and state regulators. (E&E News)

EFFICIENCY: A Minnesota community and technical college achieved a 31% reduction in energy usage over the past two years through various energy efficiency measures. (The Globe)

BIOFUELS: Renewable fuel advocates want Senate lawmakers to clarify in the Build Back Better Act that refineries that co-process petroleum with small amounts of biofuel feedstocks shouldn’t qualify for certain tax credits. (E&E News)

COMMENTARY: Solar projects can provide Iowa an “undeniable opportunity for rural communities and residents to gain new revenue and clean, reliable energy,” says an official with the Center for Rural Affairs. (Clinton Herald)

Andy Balaskovitz

Andy compiles the Midwest Energy News digest and was a journalism fellow for Midwest Energy News from 2014-2020. He is managing editor of MiBiz in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was formerly a reporter and editor at City Pulse, Lansing’s alternative newsweekly.