COAL: Owners of a large downstate Illinois coal plant have to decide whether to close it or install carbon capture technology to comply with the Biden administration’s new power plant regulations. (Chicago Tribune)

• Chicago-based developer Invenergy plans to partner with a Chinese company to build the largest solar panel factory in the U.S. in Ohio. (Reuters)
• A University of Wisconsin campus will build a solar project on a former soccer field that’s expected to save the school about $42,000 annually. (Superior Telegram)
• An Indiana city unveils a 32-acre solar project that was 10 years in the making and cost more than $10 million to build. (ABC 57)
• A developer plans to build a series of solar projects in Nebraska by partnering with public power districts. (Columbus Telegram)

• An Illinois county establishes regulations and a permitting program for companies looking to build carbon sequestration sites. (WGLT)
• Illinois environmental groups and local leaders call on state lawmakers to pass bills that regulate carbon capture pipelines and storage sites. (WCBU)

• The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa asks a federal judge for an emergency order to shut down the Line 5 pipeline, which crosses the tribe’s land in Wisconsin. (Wisconsin Examiner)
• A Minnesota county prosecutor dropped the last remaining misdemeanor charge against Indigenous activist Winona LaDuke for her role in a Line 3 pipeline protest in 2021. (Grand Forks Herald)

• A series of stackable tax credits in the federal Inflation Reduction Act will particularly benefit communities in red states that have relied on fossil fuels for employment. (Inside Climate News)
• A central Michigan county considers a one-year moratorium on commercial wind and solar projects as residents raise concerns about losing farmland. (WLNS)

• Costs continue to climb for a proposed transmission line between Iowa and Wisconsin as the project’s fate remains in court. (E&E News, subscription)
• Two utilities will gather public feedback through today on a proposed 180-mile transmission line through central Minnesota. (Brainerd Dispatch)

STORAGE: North Dakota officials aim to secure federal funding to help the state develop long-duration energy storage projects. (KXNET)

CLIMATE: Indiana’s attorney general is leading a 17-state effort to persuade federal regulators to block one of the world’s largest investment firms from owning voting shares in a utility company because of the firm’s pledge to reduce emissions. (Indiana Environmental Reporter)

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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.