PIPELINES: Michigan environmental groups call on the Biden administration to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, two years after pipeline owner Enbridge started defying a state order to do so. (Michigan Advance)

CARBON CAPTURE: North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum criticizes what he calls misinformation surrounding carbon capture pipeline proposals, adding that he supports the “safe transport of CO2.” (Bismarck Tribune)

RENEWABLES: More than half of the townships in an Ohio county have now banned commercial wind and solar development. (Salem News)

• A Kansas county approves a commercial solar moratorium through the end of the year as residents build opposition to a proposed project near a wildlife area. (KAKE)
• Developers are coming up with more creative ways to use land around large solar projects that are sited on Iowa farmland. (County Press)
• An eastern Wisconsin county promotes solar energy as a key component to its net-zero energy strategy. (Press Gazette)

UTILITIES: ComEd will start recouping $1.1 billion, plus 5% interest, from customers to pay for bill credits that were issued last year related to the continued operation of nuclear plants. (Crain’s Chicago Business, subscription)

WIND: A western Iowa county advances restrictions on wind development that would increase turbine setback distances to two miles from city limits and nearly five times the turbine height from conservation areas. (Sioux City Journal)

CLIMATE: Nearly $230,000 in federal funding will pay for 10 AmeriCorps members to help deploy climate initiatives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (WDIV)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A manufacturer prepares to expand electric vehicle charging station production lines at a Wisconsin plant that will produce more than 13,000 Level 2 and fast-charging stations a year. (BizTimes)

• The U.S. Department of Energy proposes a national framework for locating transmission projects in areas where they are needed most. (Utility Dive)
• Environmental groups consider appealing a judge’s decision in favor of a clean energy transmission line connecting Iowa and Wisconsin. (WisBusiness)
• Northeastern Ohio county officials look to grow a local solar-powered microgrid project that would provide power to police and fire operations. (ABC 5)

OIL & GAS: Local residents speak out against a company’s plan to launch an oil barge and storage business along the Illinois River. (Shaw Local News)

BIOFUELS: South Dakota officials approve $187 million in bonding for a large aviation biofuel project. (South Dakota Searchlight)

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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.