ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Superintendents, lawmakers and advocates push for changes to a federal electric school bus program after some districts, including Chicago Public Schools, couldn’t qualify for funding. (Energy News Network)

PIPELINES:
• A federal judge for the second time denies Michigan’s request to move a Line 5 legal challenge to state court, which would have created better odds for the state’s case. (Detroit News)
• Ohio Republicans propose tax breaks and interest-free loans for developers building natural gas pipelines in certain areas. (Ohio Capital Journal)
• The Sierra Club says a recent court ruling requiring the public disclosure of landowners who would be affected by carbon pipeline developments will help property owners organize against projects. (Globe Gazette)

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CLIMATE: Advocates want Kansas City officials to adopt a climate action plan, which calls for closing a coal plant by 2025, as is and without utility-backed changes. (KCUR)

COAL:
• Supply chain disruptions are slowing the closure of a large Missouri coal plant as a utility struggles to obtain grid components for transmission upgrades. (E&E News, subscription)
• Ohio utility customers begin receiving bill credits under the state’s power plant subsidy law as coal plants are now making a profit. (Cleveland.com)

UTILITIES: Some DTE Energy customers in Michigan have had wages garnished after overdue balances were sold to another company. (ProPublica)

POLITICS: The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor calls on Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to release emails from private accounts associated with the state’s controversial nuclear bailout law. (Statehouse News Bureau)

SOLAR:
• An Iowa county’s proposal to prevent solar development on “prime agricultural farmland” would make commercial-scale projects there impossible, according to a utility. (Quad-City Times)
• At the opening of a 70 MW solar project, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is leading a “clean energy revolution” against climate change. (Pantagraph)
• A federal solar energy test center opens in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to research how effective solar technology can be in severe winter environments. (WJMN)

WIND: Iowa led the nation in the amount of wind power that came online in April, May and June, according to a new report. (Radio Iowa)

BIOFUELS:
• U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth says an Illinois sustainable aviation fuel producer stands to benefit from the Inflation Reduction Act. (News Tribune)
• An ethanol producer will pay more than $1.7 million for allegedly failing to report air pollution at its facilities in Indiana, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio. (WFYI)

COMMENTARY: A Black Lives Matter leader in Indiana says plans need to be developed to ensure the equitable deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. (South Bend Tribune)

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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.