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TRANSPORTATION: A coalition of environmental, community and labor groups call on Illinois to adopt rules that would require electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to make up a growing share of heavy- and medium-duty truck sales. (Energy News Network)
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• A Minnesota county has emerged as the state’s solar development capital and offers lessons in the realities of local landowner opposition to utility-scale projects. (Inside Climate News)
• The developer of a recently denied Ohio solar project plans to appeal state regulators’ rejection to the Ohio Supreme Court. (WYSO)
• A renewable energy developer partners with BP on a 100 MW Indiana solar project. (DuBois County Free Press)
• The Biden administration has earmarked billions of dollars for plans that could deliver small-scale nuclear generation to former coal plants. (Bloomberg Law)
• The operator of a recently shuttered southwestern Michigan nuclear plant will reapply for federal subsidies in an attempt to reopen the plant. (Detroit News)
GRID: U.S. Rep. Sean Casten of Illinois leads a group of lawmakers calling for $2.1 billion in federal funding to address a shortage of electrical transformers that are slowing grid distribution projects and making them more expensive. (Utility Dive)
• After two previous extensions, no bids were submitted from companies to build a natural gas pipeline across North Dakota despite $150 million in state funding to support the project. (AgWeek)
• Iowa regulators won’t hold hearings on a controversial carbon pipeline for at least three months as some groups call for more time to review the plan. (InForum)
• A photojournalist claims several North Dakota law enforcement officers wrongfully arrested her during the 2017 Dakota Access pipeline protests. (InForum)
HYDROGEN: The Energy Department will allocate $750 million for clean hydrogen and to help develop a U.S.-based supply chain and fuel cell manufacturing. (Utility Dive)
WIND: A southwestern Iowa county has spent nearly five years crafting wind energy siting regulations while a developer seeks to build a 200 MW project there. (KMALand)
Fresh Energy is hiring!
Fresh Energy is seeking a Senior or Managing Director of Inclusive Finance to join the Energy Access and Equity Team. This role will focus on equitable implementation of federal funding in Minnesota, building a resilient clean energy economy, and beyond.
OIL & GAS: North Dakota oil and gas production remained flat in October, though officials expect December production to drop from last week’s blizzard. (Bismarck Tribune)
• A former Environmental Law and Policy Center fellow says true community-owned solar is needed to ensure a just clean energy transition. (Utility Dive)
• A Minnesota clean energy advocate says residents should reject misleading “all of the above” energy policies and embrace wind and solar development. (MinnPost)