PIPELINES: In a setback for environmental groups, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will limit the scope of its Line 5 pipeline environmental review to an underwater section in the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Advance)

• Missouri regulators approve time-of-use rates for the state’s largest electric utility that will create the most aggressive price differentials between peak and off-peak demand periods in the country. (E&E News)
• A South Dakota utility seeks to raise residential rates by nearly $20 a month to offset costs of a new 58 MW natural gas plant and the potential for a new nuclear plant. (South Dakota Searchlight)

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COAL: Detroit-based DTE Energy announces it will close one of the largest U.S. coal plants in 2032, three years earlier than planned, and build a 220 MW battery storage facility as part of its revised clean energy plan. (Crain’s Detroit Business, subscription)

• Federal incentives are driving up interest in residential solar installations in cities along the North Dakota-Minnesota border. (Inforum)
• Indiana utility NIPSCO begins operating a pair of large scale solar projects totaling 465 MW of capacity. (Renewables Now)
• A public utility in Missouri advances plans for a community solar program as state lawmakers stall on proposed enabling legislation. (PV Magazine)
• A commercial renewable energy developer prepares to unveil plans for a utility-scale solar project in southeastern Michigan. (WLNS)

CLEAN ENERGY: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office says electric vehicle manufacturing and clean energy jobs will be key themes during a weeklong United Kingdom trade mission. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: A well strike in Ohio that caused a natural gas release led officials to evacuate people within one mile of the incident. (ABC 5)

CARBON CAPTURE: An Iowa county prepares to hire a third-party inspector to represent landowners and review plans for a carbon capture pipeline. (KMALand)

NUCLEAR: A flood of legislation has surfaced in Congress to speed up plans to build U.S. reactors, though their fate in the U.S. House and Senate remains unclear. (E&E News)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: The number of hybrid and electric vehicles on Indiana roads steadily increased over the past five years as drivers seek more diverse fuel sources, according to a state dashboard. (Indianapolis Business Journal)

POLITICS: Congressional Republicans are ramping up their attacks on climate and clean energy spending with new bills to block provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act as well as emission-reduction policies. (Inside Climate News)

GRID: A downed power line caused a 225-acre wildfire in northern Michigan that is now 80% contained, according to state officials. (WWMT)

COMMENTARY: A representative for the company looking to mine for key minerals in Minnesota for clean energy products say the project can make the state a leader in the clean energy transition. (Star Tribune)

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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.