POLITICS: Climate policy experts and political observers say Ohio’s gerrymandered legislative districts, dark money political contributions and voter suppression tactics insulate policymakers and limit the public’s ability to support climate action. (Energy News Network)


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BIOGAS: A new southern Indiana facility marks the start of oil giant BP’s $4.1 billion plan to build out modular renewable natural gas facilities. (Bloomberg)

RENEWABLES: Local officials begin public hearings on proposals to block commercial solar and wind projects in an eastern Ohio county’s last three townships that haven’t already blocked renewable energy development. (The Review)

MINING: A company whose effort to mine near Minnesota’s Boundary Waters was blocked by the federal government now wants to drill exploratory wells for nickel and copper at a nearby site. (Star Tribune)


  • Iowa regulators’ review of Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon pipeline may not resume until next month as opposing sides blame each other for ongoing delays. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)
  • Iowa regulators grant Navigator CO2’s request to pause development of the company’s project as it awaits regulatory action in Illinois. (Des Moines Register)
  • A public attorney says an Illinois county has limited authority to regulate carbon sequestration wells, saying it could consider special use permits but it can’t prohibit the activity. (WGLT)

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CLIMATE: Indiana University’s recently adopted climate action plan calls for carbon neutrality by 2040 through renewable energy and efficiency. (Indianapolis Star)

EMISSIONS: Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers, will help its 1,600 farms reduce emissions as part of the company’s 2050 carbon neutral goal. (WUWM)

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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.