PIPELINES: A carbon pipeline developer sues a second Iowa county over attempts to regulate placement of the project that the company claims is under federal jurisdiction. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

WIND: A group of Ohio anti-wind activists that helped defeat a proposed 300 MW project in this month’s election create a new organization to fend off future renewable energy development. (Telegraph Forum)

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UTILITIES:
• Xcel Energy faces pushback from Minnesota cities as it tries to build a coalition around its goal of carbon-free electricity by 2050, which is a decade later than the target in the governor’s clean energy agenda. (Energy and Policy Institute)
• Michigan’s largest electric utility, DTE Energy, is requesting a $388 million rate increase as it disconnected customers for nonpayment this year at a faster rate than at least the past nine years. (ProPublica/Outlier Media)
• Residents in a St. Louis suburb raise concerns about potential drinking water contamination that could be attributed to Ameren’s use of toxic cleaning chemicals at a substation decades ago. (FOX 2)

CLIMATE: The University of Michigan will partner with and invest in Delta Air Lines’ sustainable aviation fuel as part of the university’s broader climate goals. (Bridge Michigan)

SOLAR: A waste management company may build a solar project on rural central Michigan land where it had previously considered a landfill. (WLNS)

GRID:
• Two Minnesota utilities pursue construction on a 150-mile transmission line through the middle of the state to help improve reliability. (WDIO)
• Clean energy tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act could upend key aspects of utility resource planning, according to a panel of grid experts. (Utility Dive)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• A Brazilian mining giant will supply General Motors with battery-grade nickel for its electric vehicles as the automaker aims to lower costs. (Reuters)
• Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois says she is actively seeking to recruit electric vehicle battery manufacturers to Illinois. (WMBD)
• House Republicans look to speed up the federal permitting process to boost domestic production of lithium, copper and other electric vehicle metals after gaining a majority in the midterm elections. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS: The estimated value of oil and gas mineral rights owned by North Dakota is $2.8 billion, an 18% increase from last year. (Associated Press)

CLEAN ENERGY: A Minnesota official says investments in geothermal and hydrogen would suit northern Minnesota as the region transitions to clean energy. (WTIP)

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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.