CARBON CAPTURE: A carbon pipeline developer says it sees potential sequestration sites in a number of Illinois counties, and that its recent applications are unlikely to be the last word on its project. (Energy News Network)

OHIO: Former House Speaker Larry Householder takes the stand in his corruption trial, disputing claims that he accepted utility money in exchange for favorable legislation. (Energy News Network / Eye on Ohio)

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• North Dakota’s legal threat challenging Minnesota’s clean electricity law highlights the role interstate disputes can play in blocking clean energy development. (Grist)
• Indiana lawmakers advance a bill that creates incentives for local governments to adopt voluntary zoning standards permitting wind and solar projects. (WVPE)
• An Ohio county approves a ban on wind and solar projects in four townships. (Morning Journal)

Frustrations grow as prolonged power outages in Michigan create more interest among local governments to break away from DTE Energy and create public utilities. (MLive, Planet Detroit)
• Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan asks a federal court to dismiss bribery and other charges involving Chicago utility ComEd. (Bloomberg Law, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Michigan announces a new statewide program that includes up to $10,000 scholarships for students pursuing careers in electric vehicle manufacturing. (Bridge Michigan)

• Some Minnesota lawmakers and clean energy advocates say ending the state’s moratorium on new nuclear plants could open more options to meet emission-reduction targets. (MPR News)
• The Biden administration is offering a new round of $1.2 billion in grants to assist financially distressed U.S. nuclear plants. (Reuters)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: A Michigan school district receives more than $1.5 million in federal funding to replace diesel buses with five new electric models. (MLive)

SOLAR: Kansas City utility Evergy’s first community solar project came online earlier this year. (KMBC)

WIND: North Dakota regulators fine a utility $2,000 for missing a deadline to replace the lighting system on a wind project. (Bismarck Tribune)

GRID: Landowners raise concerns about Consumers Energy’s plan to improve grid reliability with a new 20-mile transmission line in southwestern Michigan. (WOOD-TV8)

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COAL: Iowa State University’s coal plant prepares to burn through its last shipment of coal as it converts to run on natural gas. (Iowa State Daily) 

BIOFUELS: A proposed U.S. EPA rule could allow gasoline with higher blends of ethanol to be sold year-round in eight Midwestern states starting next year. (Associated Press)

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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.