ELECTRIC VEHICLES: General Motors is betting its relatively slow electric vehicle ramp up will prove more durable and sustainable in the mid- to long-term. (Utility Dive)

• The Missouri House passes a bill requiring cities and counties to pay for any EV chargers they require businesses to install. (Missouri Independent)
• An Indianapolis startup company that has developed an electric vehicle subscription platform closes on a $7 million funding round. (Business Journal)

• An Iowa bill would require three proposed CO2 pipelines to secure voluntary easements for at least 90% of their total routes before qualifying for eminent domain. (Capital Dispatch)
• South Dakota lawmakers reject two proposals that would have limited the use of eminent domain for CO2 pipeline projects. (Dickinson Press) 

• North Dakota lawmakers advance a pair of bills that would create tax breaks and grant programs for the state’s influential oil industry. (InForum)
• A snow storm and deep cold snap caused North Dakota’s oil production to drop 13% in December compared to the previous month. (Star Tribune)
• A Minnesota oil refinery is one of the largest emitters of selenium, annually releasing thousands of pounds of the fish-harming element into the Mississippi River through its wastewater discharges, a recent report shows. (Star Tribune)

• A study concludes that U.S. homes in flood zones are overvalued by hundreds of billions of dollars due to a failure to consider climate change. (Grist)
• Indiana lawmakers, developers and property owners complain that the state’s once-acclaimed flood risk mapping tool is driving down real estate values and infringing on property rights. (E&E News)

• Ohio and Michigan are projected to see some of the biggest jobs gains from the Inflation Reduction Act, according to a new analysis. (Canary Media)
• A Nebraska bill would establish a group to study workforce needs for nuclear power plants and hydrogen facilities in the state. (Journal Star)

• University of Toledo physicists help solve a durability issue to improve and lower the cost of next-generation perovskite solar cells. (news release)
• An Ohio county board hears arguments for and against a ban on building large solar and wind projects in unincorporated areas of four townships. (East Liverpool Review)
• Ohio regulators approve construction of two solar projects in Hancock County with capacity of 120 MW and 130 MW. (WTVG-TV)

WIND: A Michigan township puts a proposed wind turbine ordinance on hold as officials say the state is likely to take over those decisions. (Daily News) 

BIOMASS: The University of Iowa considers a public-private partnership for producing renewable fuel pellets as its campus goes coal-free by 2025. (Gazette) 

BIOFUELS: A study by a U.S. refining group predicts a proposal to allow sales of higher ethanol blend E15 fuel year round would increase the cost of gasoline by as much as 12 cents per gallon. (Transport Topics)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.