WIND: After being stuck in legal limbo for more than two years, backers of the first Great Lakes offshore wind project work to revive their plans following a favorable Ohio Supreme Court ruling last week. (Energy News Network)

ALSO: The Ohio Supreme Court is set to decide the fate of a 73-turbine wind project also proposed in northern Ohio. (Norwalk Reflector)

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FINANCE: One of the largest residential clean energy lenders in the U.S. will stop making loans to Missouri homeowners after a new state law mandates more consumer protections and oversight. (ProPublica)

SOLAR:
• Commercial solar project supporters in rural Ohio are often outnumbered by neighbors and others seeking to halt developments. (Inside Climate News)
• A southern Indiana county advances less restrictive setback distances in hopes of attracting more commercial solar developments. (The Republic)
• A Minnesota solar advocacy organization says the recently passed federal Inflation Reduction Act “provides a foundation for the next decade.” (KSTP)

HYDROELECTRIC: A Mississippi River hydroelectric dam proposal north of St. Louis threatens the recent recovery of lake sturgeon, pitting clean energy supporters against wildlife conservationists. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

EMISSIONS: Through various permitting decisions, state agencies would ultimately be left to decide how much and how quickly to reduce emissions under the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act. (HuffPost)

GRID:
• Multiple transmission projects planned through North Dakota totaling nearly $1 billion and recently approved by the regional grid operator would help deliver clean energy to population centers. (Inforum)
• Illinois’ Climate and Equitable Jobs Act would require $700 million in transmission upgrades by 2030 and an additional $1.3 billion by 2045 in various utility territories in the PJM and MISO grids. (RTO Insider, subscription)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES:
• More than 20 Illinois communities receive ComEd grants to fund clean energy projects, including public electric vehicle charging stations. (Lincolnwood Review)
• Michigan officials make a concerted effort to build electric vehicle charging stations in state and national parks to help support outdoor recreation and tourism industries. (Michigan Advance)
• Indiana fuel retailers say incentivizing private companies to install high-speed charging stations will be key for meeting consumer demand. (News and Tribune)
• Rising prices of used electric vehicles and charging station gaps in northern Wisconsin may be contributing to consumer hesitancy across the state. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• North Dakota receives a $1.44 million federal grant to install charging stations farther from two major interstate corridors than previous funding allowed. (Bismarck Tribune)

BIOFUELS: U.S. biofuel demand is approaching pre-pandemic levels again, though producers and refiners are seeking ways to bring more products to the market to achieve long-term economic stability. (KMALand)

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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.