PIPELINES: Despite a flurry of proposed carbon capture pipelines, the U.S. still has few national safety regulations in place against potential risks. (Gizmodo)

BIOFUELS: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds expects to sign a bill into law today that creates a statewide renewable fuels mandate and requires most gas stations to sell certain ethanol and biofuel blends. (Radio Iowa)

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UTILITIES: Seven Ohio gas and electric companies shut off service to customers for nonpayment more than 270,000 times during a one-year period of the pandemic as their parent companies made billions in profits. (Ohio Capital Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• Missouri ranks 7th in the nation for its ratio of electric vehicle charging stations to the number of registered electric vehicles, according to a new report. (Fulton Sun)
• A new electric luxury SUV planned by General Motors is expected to have 300 miles in range. (Detroit Free Press)
• Ford sells another round of shares in electric vehicle startup Rivian as the startup continues to face setbacks that are curtailing production. (Detroit News)

SOLAR:
• A central Ohio county is set to consider three proposed utility-scale solar projects after a state law gives more local control over projects. (Knox Pages)
• An Ohio community college’s $6.6 million clean energy plan includes installing a 1.7 MW solar project along with various energy efficiency investments. (WTOL)
• An Illinois hog farm plans to install a 3 MW onsite solar project to offset rising electricity costs and advance sustainable farming practices. (Inside Indiana Business)

GRID: Grid operator PJM expects to have enough power supply to meet its summer electricity needs, according to a new forecast that doesn’t identify reliability issues. (RTO Insider, subscription)

COAL: U.S. coal producers seeking to boost exports amid rising prices overseas are facing roadblocks involving shipping delays, labor shortages and a lack of long-term investments in new mines. (Reuters)

COMMENTARY: Amid the Biden administration’s calls to ramp up natural gas production to boost exports to European allies, an industry trade group executive says the U.S. must first expand the natural gas transmission system. (Utility Dive)

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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.