PIPELINES: Dozens of environmental, public health and tribal groups ask federal regulators to delay action on carbon pipeline permits and halt construction as new safety guidelines are established. (Des Moines Register)

ALSO:
• An eastern Iowa county board will consider an ordinance creating setback distances for carbon and other hazardous materials pipelines. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)
• A former Republican congress member from Iowa and a one-time Democratic challenger share an opposition to proposed carbon pipelines. (KTIV)

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UTILITIES:
• DTE Energy is a leading example of major U.S. utilities that have shifted their lobbying strategy to embrace clean energy policy as the federal government incentivizes renewables. (New York Times)
• U.S. gas utilities say new federal tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act will spur the development of hydrogen that can be deployed through distribution systems. (S&P Global)

SOLAR:
• An Ohio man organizes support for a rural solar project after opponents hijacked the local debate with misinformation. (Inside Climate News)
• Attorneys general from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan join a bipartisan group asking solar lending companies to freeze loan payments and interest accruals for customers of Pink Energy, which has filed for bankruptcy. (Virginia Mercury)
• State regulators open public comment for a proposed 300 MW solar project in northwestern Wisconsin. (WQOW)
• A developer considers plans for a 153 MW solar project in southwestern Minnesota. (West Central Tribune)
• Alliant Energy says a community solar project in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is now 75% subscribed after a recent investment from a community foundation. (Corridor Business Journal)
• City officials in Decatur, Illinois, tell residents they can save on their electricity bills by enrolling in community solar. (Herald-Review)

COAL: The Illinois attorney general and a consumer watchdog group seek to recover $425 million based on findings from federal regulators that Dynegy, which has since merged with Vistra, manipulated a prior capacity auction that drove up prices. (Utility Dive)

GRID: A panel of former state and federal energy regulators say demand response will be a key strategy for limiting Midwest grid disruptions this winter. (RTO Insider, subscription)

EQUITY: A Madison, Wisconsin, organization launches a pilot program for minority contractors to expand their business into clean energy installations. (Yale Climate Connections)

ADVOCACY: Cheyenne River Sioux citizen Joye Braun, who was a fierce water advocate and organizer against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, has died at 53. (Indian Country Today)

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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.