SOLAR: About half of the output from Illinois’ largest solar project will be devoted to offsetting the city of Chicago’s municipal electric use when it’s completed in late 2024. (Energy News Network)

• A western Ohio township bans large wind and solar projects while another township in central Ohio holds a forum on a proposal to do the same. (Dayton Daily News, Newark Advocate)
• A western Michigan township continues to pursue plans for a floating solar project to power wastewater treatment operations. (Detroit News, subscription)
• Alliant Energy partners with a grocery store chain on a six-acre, 1 MW solar project in Iowa. (Ames Tribune)
• Michigan lags Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin for installed solar capacity, a recent industry report finds. (Michigan Radio)

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CLIMATE: As the city of Minneapolis considers a major update to its decade-old climate plan, environmental justice advocates say it lacks dedicated funding for implementation. (Sahan Journal)

• Illinois officials hope Volkswagen settlement funds and a pending law to require chargers at all new residential buildings with parking will help the state achieve its electric vehicle-adoption targets. (Inside Climate News)
• Supply chain disruptions have delayed a utility’s plan to deploy 16 electric vehicle fast-charging stations across northern Minnesota. (Duluth News Tribune)

WASTE-TO-ENERGY: Neighborhood activists raise air pollution concerns about the demolition of a former waste incinerator smokestack in Detroit, citing the botched 2020 demolition of a coal plant smokestack in Chicago. (Michigan Radio)

• The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota acquires a 31-mile Enbridge pipeline for $5 million to transport oil from wells on the tribe’s reservation to new markets. (Tribal Business News)
• Construction continues on a $550 million natural gas pipeline through southeastern Michigan. (MLive)

PERMITTING: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz says state lawmakers have an opportunity in next year’s legislative session to make environmental permitting less burdensome while balancing environmental and health concerns. (Iron Range Today)

TRANSPORTATION: Michigan Democrats and local activists call for investments in, and federal standards for, zero-emission vehicles. (Michigan Advance)

CARBON CAPTURE: An Indiana fertilizer plant expected to come online in 2026 will feature one of the country’s largest carbon sequestration projects. (Inside Indiana Business)

• A former Iowa lawmaker and energy regulator says interstate transmission projects are needed to speed up clean energy deployment. (Des Moines Register)
• A finance company explains how it can quickly provide needed capital to energy firms. (Raistone, sponsored)

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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.