ELECTRIC VEHICLES: U.S. and Canadian officials announce a 900-mile electric vehicle charging corridor between southwestern Michigan and Quebec City that will include chargers every 50 miles. (Detroit News)

CLIMATE: The latest draft of Minneapolis’ climate action plan seeks to address inequities and reduce energy costs for low-income residents, though some advocates say dedicated funding is needed to ensure goals are met. (MinnPost)

• The CEO of Detroit-based DTE Energy details the utility’s five-year, $9 billion plan to build a “grid of the future” to prevent extended outages that were experienced last year. (Detroit News)
• Indiana Michigan Power will invest $61 million to rebuild nearly 25 miles of transmission lines in two northeastern Indiana counties. (Inside Indiana Business)
• The Nebraska Public Power District finalizes a route for a 10-mile transmission line that aims to improve reliability in the state’s panhandle. (News Channel Nebraska)

UTILITIES: Linking utility CEO pay to climate and emission targets gains steam across the U.S., though researchers say pay schemes should more clearly link bonuses to science-based goals. (E&E News)

• A northwestern Iowa county prepares to extend wind turbine setback requirements from city limits and conservation areas following concerns that the existing rules would hamper city growth and affect wildlife. (Sioux City Journal)
• Federal enforcement actions against golden eagle deaths have fallen off as more wind projects come online with allowances to kill birds without legal consequences. (Associated Press)

• Roughly 200 people gather at a South Dakota county courthouse to protest plans for carbon capture pipelines across the state. (Mitchell Republic)
• Multiple plans for carbon pipelines are pitting landowners and environmental groups against ethanol industry leaders who say the projects are needed to keep Iowa’s agriculture sector viable. (NPR)
• Iowa environmental groups remain focused on bills to restrict carbon pipeline development after proposals before state lawmakers failed to advance this session. (NWestIowa.com)

• President Biden vetoes a congressional resolution that would have reinstated tariffs on solar panel imports from Southeast Asia. (Associated Press)
• Costs to interconnect utility-scale solar projects in the Southwest Power Pool grid territory have increased by as much as 400% in some cases. (PV Magazine)
• An Illinois community solar project in a designated park district would be able to move forward under a bill that waives development restrictions. (SaukValley.com)

BATTERIES: LG reaches a construction milestone on a 1.7 million-square-foot expansion in Michigan that will manufacture lithium-ion batteries. (WOOD-TV8)

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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.