CLEAN ENERGY: Chicago signs a $422 million agreement to power city buildings, street lights and other infrastructure entirely with renewable energy by 2025. (Chicago Sun-Times)

ALSO:
• Wisconsin clean energy advocates say the Inflation Reduction Act could be the catalyst the state needs to boost its transition to renewable energy. (WPR)
• Green jobs are on the rise in Indiana, and federal infrastructure and climate money could accelerate the trend, a review finds. (Indianapolis Star)
• Michigan’s U.S. Senate delegation says the new climate legislation could help attract electric vehicle and clean energy manufacturing to the state. (Bridge Michigan)

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CLIMATE:
• Missouri’s state treasurer defends his leadership role at a nonprofit that has been working to punish companies for trying to reduce emissions through environmental, social and governance (ESG) plans. (Kansas City Star)
• Northeastern Minnesota tribes are deploying various strategies to adapt to climate change’s effects on their lands and ecosystems. (Star Tribune)

WIND: The South Dakota Supreme Court upholds permits issued for a planned 300 MW wind project in northeastern South Dakota. (Argus Leader)

SOLAR:
• Construction begins on a 196 MW solar project near Columbus, Ohio, that should be completed within the next year. (Power Technology)
• A recently completed solar project at an Indiana water distribution plant could generate nearly $1 million in savings over 25 years. (Inside Indiana Business)

OIL & GAS:
• Eroded trust in the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio leaves consumer advocates skeptical of a recent rate increase request by the state’s largest gas distributor. (WOSU)
• Provisions in the federal Inflation Reduction Act opening more oil and gas leasing on federal land may not substantially add to U.S. emissions if drillers don’t participate in the auctions, experts say. (Grist)

BIOFUELS: City officials in western Michigan rezone 33 acres near an LG Energy Solution manufacturing site where a developer plans a biofuels processing or biomass electric generation facility. (Holland Sentinel)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Minnesota entrepreneur develops a small, low-speed, plug-in electric vehicle meant for short trips. (MPR News)

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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.