• A coalition of retailers and charging station companies says Xcel Energy’s $170 million, ratepayer-funded plan for a high-speed charging network in Minnesota would give the utility an unfair competitive advantage. (Energy News Network)
• Local officials approve 30-year tax incentives in an effort to lure a major electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant to western Michigan. (Detroit News)

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• Illinois landowners raise concerns about three proposed carbon pipelines’ potential to permanently damage farmland and threaten residents’ safety. (WQAD)
• Carbon capture provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act could allow power plant operators to receive taxpayer subsidies while increasing emissions. (Energy and Policy Institute)

RENEWABLES: A northern Ohio county considers banning large-scale wind and solar projects in certain areas, as allowed under a recent state law. (WTVG)

MINING: A company has secured about a third of the financing it needs for a $1.1 billion Nebraska mining project to extract rare elements used in electric vehicles and other products. (Associated Press)

OIL & GAS: Skyrocketing fuel prices will likely increase Wisconsin home heating bills by hundreds of dollars this winter. (Wisconsin State Journal)

SOLAR: Developers will hold an informational meeting tonight for a proposed 150 MW solar project in Iowa that would include 75 MW of battery storage. (Hawk Eye)

TRANSPORTATION: Some clean energy advocates call on Michigan to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2030, five years earlier than a target recently set in California. (RTO Insider, subscription)

UTILITIES: As one of the most coal-dependent states in the U.S., Missouri electric cooperatives stand to benefit from provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act aimed at helping co-ops transition to clean energy. (KCRU)

COAL: Environmental advocates raise concerns about potential groundwater contamination from coal ash piles left behind at a soon-to-retire coal plant in northwestern Indiana. (WTTW)

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• State regulators will hold a public hearing Thursday on a proposed 94-mile transmission project through parts of Kansas and Missouri. (Joplin Globe)
• Two utilities will partner on the development of a 95-mile transmission project through North Dakota. (Daily Energy Insider)

CLIMATE: University of Illinois students host a climate change rally demanding that university leadership divest its holdings from fossil fuels. (Daily Illini)

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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.