CARBON CAPTURE: A federal pipeline regulator tells Iowa lawmakers that carbon capture pipelines are safe, but they do carry some risks of leaking. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

• Decatur, Illinois, will allow a major food processor to pump liquified carbon emissions more than a mile beneath city-owned land. (Herald & Review)
• The trespassing trial of a carbon pipeline land surveyor has been delayed for a month because of a pending appeal at the Iowa Supreme Court. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

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SOLAR: A Wisconsin Republican lawmaker aligns with clean energy advocates on legislation to allow community solar projects in the state. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

ELECTRIFICATION: Ann Arbor, Michigan, officials will soon negotiate a new franchise agreement with DTE Energy’s gas utility that would allow the city to transition to renewable energy for heating homes and buildings. (MLive)

WIND: A Nebraska county is set to finalize wind turbine zoning restrictions that have been in development for the past year. (News Channel Nebraska)

• The transition to electric vehicles is leaving some workers and communities behind as automakers and suppliers downsize production for gas-powered vehicles. (Washington Post)
• Foxconn will soon begin producing electric tractors at a manufacturing site in Lordstown, Ohio. (Farm Progress)
• A company plans to invest $1.5 billion to produce electric vehicle battery components at an Indiana facility. (WWBL)
• Michigan lawmakers are poised to approve $1.7 billion in subsidies for a Ford electric vehicle battery plant, which would far exceed public support for other similar projects in Michigan. (Crain’s Detroit Business, subscription)

• A former ComEd executive testifies during a bribery trial involving other utility officials that he felt pressured to hire a law firm owned by a close ally of former House Speaker Michael Madigan. (Chicago Sun-Times)
• After spinning off its generation assets into a separate company last year, Exelon is now executing a four-year transmission and distribution investment plan. (S&P Global)
• Illinois lawmakers consider legislation that would prohibit utilities from shutting off power to low-income customers who are at least 65 years old. (WAND)

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STORAGE: The founder of a long-duration energy storage company says grid operators should properly value electricity that is stored and ready to dispatch during high demand periods. (S&P Global)

NUCLEAR: The owner of a Michigan nuclear plant seeks federal permission to be the first operator to restart a nuclear facility after decommissioning had already started. (MLive)

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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.