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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RENEWABLES:
• 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)

UTILITIES:
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)

NUCLEAR:
• 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.