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)

• 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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• 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)

• 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 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.