NUCLEAR: Environmental groups call on the federal government to require a detailed environmental impact study before loaning $1 billion to reopen a shuttered Michigan nuclear plant along Lake Michigan. (Michigan Radio)

CARBON CAPTURE: Indiana regulators raise concerns about the lack of a policy framework needed to meet federal carbon capture and storage targets. (WFYI)

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• Carbon pipelines will benefit ethanol producers and large ag companies, experts say, but it’s unclear how much of a financial boon they would be to Midwest farmers. (Des Moines Register)
• A proposed carbon pipeline in central Illinois would damage farmland and pose risks to public health and property values, according to a new group organized to oppose the project. (25 News Now)
• A federal appeals court faces pressure from the Canadian government to block an order calling for the shutdown of Line 5. (E&E News, subscription)

• An eastern Michigan county considers a resolution opposing state efforts to supersede local decision for wind and solar projects. (Times Herald)
• A growing number of Ohio homeowners are installing rooftop solar with battery systems to shield themselves from extended power outages. (
• A Michigan Senate committee takes testimony on bills that would transition the state to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2040. (Michigan Advance)

SOLAR: Iowa’s second-most populous county adopts new commercial solar rules that increase setback distances, limit noise and require onsite vegetation. (KCRG)

WIND: Concerned landowners in Iowa say updated county setback distances are needed to regulate new, taller wind turbines. (Iowa Public Radio)

CLEAN ENERGY: Three farms and an apartment building in rural southern Michigan secure a portion of $1.6 million in federal funding to invest in renewables and energy efficiency. (WTVB)

COAL: An Ohio county receives a $400,000 federal grant to help drive economic development in the wake of closing a major coal plant. (Herald Star)

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WASTE TO ENERGY: County officials face mounting opposition from environmental groups and community activists calling for the shutdown of a Minneapolis waste to energy facility. (MPR)

COMMENTARY: A technology CEO says automakers need to secure sustainably sourced rare earth elements to prevent negative impacts from the electric vehicle transition. (Detroit News)

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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.