COAL: Some Ohio GOP lawmakers are at odds with House leadership and seek to repeal coal plant subsidies included in the bailout law that fueled the state’s largest corruption scandal in history. (ABC 5)

ALSO: Local officials say an impending Michigan coal plant closure opens a “unicorn opportunity” to redevelop 2,000 acres of lakefront property along Lake Michigan. (WOOD-TV8)

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NUCLEAR: An Ohio budget amendment includes $750,000 to create an advanced nuclear energy authority that would promote the fuel source and pursue research and development after previous standalone bills failed. (Energy News Network)

• A groundbreaking new study suggests abandoned oil and gas wells spread across the country are leaking carcinogens and other toxic air contaminants. (Inside Climate News)
• Fossil fuel companies request to drill for oil and gas beneath an Ohio state park and two wildlife refuges as a new regulatory program ramps up. (
• A Michigan pipeline company faces nearly $66,000 in civil penalties for failing to make timely repairs to its petroleum pipeline. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)

RENEWABLES: A Columbia Law School analysis finds 228 local restrictions across 35 states that aim to create legal and regulatory obstacles to renewable energy projects. (Utility Dive)

CARBON CAPTURE: An Iowa ethanol plant would be the 13th facility in the state to feed into a proposed carbon capture pipeline that would transport emissions underground in North Dakota. (AgWeek)

HYDROGEN: Distinguishing hydrogen derived from water as opposed to fossil fuels will be key to reaching decarbonization targets set out by the Biden administration, climate advocates say. (CNN)

GRID: Minnesota Power files a nearly $1 billion plan to upgrade its transmission system that delivers wind power from North Dakota to customers in Minnesota. (Business North)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Illinois officials announce plans to use Volkswagen settlement funds to install nearly 350 fast-charging ports across the state, including at businesses in northern Illinois and a hemp farm near Chicago. (WTVO, Chicago Sun-Times)

• The federal Inflation Reduction Act has made the U.S. the “most attractive destination for global capital in clean energy and cleantech,” an analyst says as domestic clean energy manufacturing ramps up. (Canary Media)
• Wisconsin advocates are optimistic about Milwaukee’s multi-pronged approach to reduce emissions and open clean energy opportunities for residents. (Shepherd Express)
• An Evanston, Illinois, resident urges city officials to install geothermal and solar to power city offices as a “small but significant” climate change initiative. (Evanston RoundTable)

COMMENTARY: A Wisconsin solar contractor says the state is falling behind and losing workers by prohibiting community solar projects. (Capital Times)

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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.