PIPELINES: Navigator CO2 cancels plans for a pipeline that would have carried captured carbon from five states for underground sequestration in Illinois, though opponents worry similar proposals will emerge if lawmakers don’t enact a statewide moratorium. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: Nebraska lawmakers consider ways to improve the state’s eminent domain laws as multiple developers pursue carbon capture pipelines in the region. (Nebraska Examiner)


  • A newly opened Ohio uranium enrichment plant hopes to sell fuel for use in small modular nuclear reactors, but a recent study raises questions about whether the technology can compete with renewables. (Energy News Network)
  • Illinois lawmakers returning this week for a six-day fall veto session will consider a bill to lift the state’s ban on new nuclear plants, which Gov. J.B. Pritzker vetoed earlier this year. (WTTW)



CLIMATE: Michigan Democrats are advancing a suite of climate and clean energy bills that involve state-level wind and solar siting, transitioning utilities off fossil fuels and boosting energy efficiency. (MLive)

OIL & GAS: An Illinois bill would require the installation of natural gas alarms in homes to help prevent residential explosions. (Shaw Local)

UTILITIES: Michigan regulators say Consumers Energy is making progress to correct alleged violations involving estimated billings when measuring electricity consumption. (WOOD-TV)

COMMENTARY: A former Ohio utility regulator says federal investigators should allow state regulators’ inquiry into FirstEnergy’s wrongdoing involving HB 6 to continue without further delays. (Cleveland.com)

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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.