GRID: Xcel Energy will use part of a recent $100 million federal grid resiliency grant to pay for its share of microgrid projects at three community centers in disadvantaged Minneapolis neighborhoods. (Energy News Network)


  • Illinois lawmakers will not attempt to override Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto of a bill designed to give Ameren Illinois first rights to build transmission projects. (WGEM)
  • A $47 million federal grant will offset nearly half the costs of Ameren Missouri’s rural grid modernization program to upgrade infrastructure as demand grows. (Daily Energy Insider) 

CLEAN ENERGY: Michigan Democrats advance legislation out of committee that would set a 100% clean energy target by 2040 and include nuclear and natural gas that uses carbon capture. (MLive)

PIPELINES: Three Iowa landowners represented by the Sierra Club file a lawsuit to revoke a state water withdrawal permit issued to a carbon pipeline developer. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)


NUCLEAR: Utility and tribal experts, as well as a researcher, weigh in on the benefits and drawbacks of maintaining and growing nuclear power in Minnesota. (Project Optimist) 

FOSSIL FUELS: Ohio lawmakers consider a bill to grant renewable energy credits to a company that sells excess steam from a coal processing facility to a nearby petrochemical plant. (

CARBON CAPTURE: An Illinois company files a request with state regulators to build a roughly 7-mile pipeline to move carbon captured from an ethanol plant to a permanent underground storage site. (FarmWeek)

CLIMATE: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin enters into the official record of a Senate committee a disputed climate statement that researchers have roundly criticized as climate disinformation. (E&E News, subscription)

HYDROELECTRIC: Four entities sign a $100 million agreement to remove a former hydroelectric dam built in 1911 in Ohio to restore the health of a river. (Ideastream)

COMMENTARY: Five Wisconsin mayors write that they are taking several local actions to reduce carbon emissions and leveraging federal funding for efficiency 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.