ELECTRIC VEHICLES: General Motors will invest $632 million to prepare an Indiana assembly plant to produce electric vehicles. (Indiana Public Radio)

• ComEd’s parent company could force its former CEO to repay legal fees and past incentive compensation if she fails to overturn her bribery conviction on appeal. (Crain’s Chicago Business, subscription)
• AES Indiana disconnects residential customers at a rate that ranks fourth in the country among utilities, an Indiana University analysis finds. (Capital Chronicle)
• A new Illinois law prohibits utilities from disconnecting customers when temperatures exceed 90 degrees. (WICS)

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• An Iowa county mulls the creation of commercial solar regulations as landowners express interest in leasing large tracts of their property for projects. (WOWT)
• Eastern Iowa county officials move forward with plans for a 50-acre solar project. (Hometown Current)

CLEAN ENERGY: The federal Inflation Reduction Act may create up to 1 million new wind and solar jobs in the U.S., which experts say will require local job training programs to meet labor demand. (Marketplace)

FINANCE: The outgoing leader of Michigan’s nonprofit green bank seeks to make residential energy efficiency loans more accessible to Detroit residents. (Second Wave Media)

• A South Dakota farmer says landowner attempts to fend off carbon pipeline developers is “David vs. Goliath.” (Stateline)
• An electronic billboard and sarcastic magazine by carbon pipeline opponents criticize proposed projects at an ethanol industry conference in Omaha, Nebraska. (Nebraska Examiner)

POLITICS: A federal judge rejects a state lawmaker’s request to be formally recognized as a victim of former House Speaker Larry Householder’s utility bribery and racketeering scheme. (Cleveland.com, subscription)

GRID: A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says the body’s decision to approve PJM’s request to delay upcoming capacity auctions is a “recipe for chaos” that will create uncertainty. (Utility Dive)

BIOENERGY: An Ohio bill to give local governments more regulatory control over biodigesters will get its first committee hearing today. (Dayton Daily News)

OIL & GAS: Local officials in a North Dakota city describe the oil and gas boom 15 years ago that grew demand for services and the overall size of the local government. (KXNET)

WIND: The owner of a Minnesota wind project awards $2,500 scholarships to three local graduating high school seniors. (The Globe)

COMMENTARY: The head of the Sierra Club says nuclear energy is a costly and riskier alternative to wind, solar and battery storage amid efforts to decarbonize the U.S. power grid. (Chicago Sun-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.