SOLAR: After years of regulatory uncertainty, a Wisconsin bill would finally clarify that third-party owned solar installations are legal in the state. (Energy News Network)

ALSO:
• A Michigan House committee considers a pair of bills that would expand opportunities for third-party development of community solar projects. (WLUC)
• Kansas City utility Evergy nears a subscriber target for a solar program that could prompt construction of another 5 MW project. (Columbia Missourian)
• A solar group-buying program in Iowa reaches its goal after 64 property owners join the program. (KYOU)
• CenterPoint Energy receives state approval to acquire 400 MW of solar power spread across two projects in Indiana. (Courier & Press)
• State regulators will hold a public hearing early next year on a proposed 100 MW solar project in eastern Ohio. (Farm and Dairy)
• Local officials in northwestern Illinois will consider selling 13 more acres to a developer to build a solar project. (Clinton Herald)
• A Michigan poultry ranch completes a 1.8 MW onsite solar project that will meet roughly a quarter of the facility’s power needs. (Sentinel-Standard)
• We Energies unveils a 7,000-panel solar project near Milwaukee. (FOX 6)

CARBON CAPTURE: The developer of a second planned carbon capture pipeline across the Upper Midwest prepares to hold informational meetings in 36 Iowa counties. (Des Moines Register)

TRANSMISSION: Grid operator PJM urges federal regulators to dismiss claims by the developer of a proposed 350-mile underground transmission project through Iowa and Illinois, saying the project would “subvert” PJM’s capacity market. (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE: Officials in Bloomington, Indiana, say the city is progressing toward its climate action plan targets despite setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Indiana Daily Student)

RENEWABLES: Officials in Ann Arbor, Michigan are considering creating the state’s first “sustainable energy utility” that would help finance renewable energy and microgrid projects. (NetZero Insider, subscription)

UTILITIES: Starting next week, a “cold weather rule” in Nebraska takes effect that gives natural gas utility customers more leniency in paying bills ahead of expected cold weather and supply shortages. (North Platte Telegraph)

COMMENTARY: Officials recently celebrated the launch of an electric vehicle shuttle service for senior and disabled residents in St. Louis. (Natural Resources Defense Council)

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.