Midwest Energy News

‘We want our clean air and water back’: Wisconsin residents speak out against coal plant

WIND:
• Ohio state Rep. Bill Seitz distributes a wind energy study on theoretical turbine incidents though other research says there is no overall trend of such incidents. (Midwest Energy News)
• Residents weigh in on plans for a 300 megawatt wind project in South Dakota. (Watertown Public Opinion)

GRID: Experts discuss the threats to protecting the U.S. power grid following reports last week that it was hacked by Russia. (Minnesota Public Radio)

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RENEWABLES: A DTE Energy official says replacing coal generation entirely with renewables is not yet feasible, but clean energy groups dispute the claim. (Michigan Radio)

COAL: Wisconsin residents speak out against pollution from a nearby coal plant: “We want our clean air and water back.” (CBS 58)

SOLAR: An Ohio school explores using dozens of acres of vacant land for solar energy. (Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune)

CLIMATE: U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan discusses why climate change was a “central tenant” in his campaign. (E&E News, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Most utilities are ill-prepared for the jump in demand projected for electric vehicles, a study says. (Utility Dive)

OIL AND GAS: Residents raise concerns over plans for a $500 million natural gas plant in Lansing, Michigan. (Lansing City Pulse)

UTILITIES: An Indiana utility seeks public input on its long-term energy generation plans. (Times of Northwest Indiana)

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DIVESTMENT: Students at Ohio University advocate for divesting from fossil fuels. (Athens Post)

COMMENTARY: A Michigan county official argues that oil and gas development supports wildlife because it takes pressure off timber and coal resources. (Detroit News)

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