• Residents, local officials and farmers along a proposed carbon pipeline route in Illinois say they are struggling to get information about the project from the developer, including a list of affected landowners. (Energy News Network)
• Officials in 44 Iowa counties have now formally expressed concerns about three proposed carbon pipelines under development in the state. (Radio Iowa)

OHIO: A judge orders the government to unfreeze millions of dollars held in bank accounts belonging to Sam Randazzo, the former Ohio utility regulator who was implicated but has not been charged in the state’s utility bribery scandal. (Ohio Capital Journal)

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• A federal appeals panel hears arguments for and against a controversial transmission line through southwestern Wisconsin that could influence future permitting decisions. (Wisconsin State Journal)
• South Dakota utility regulators express opposition to proposed federal permitting reforms that would make it easier to build transmission lines. (KNBN)

BIOENERGY: Methane captured from landfills, livestock waste and wastewater treatment plants could replace between 8.5% and 22% of Michigan’s average natural gas consumption and make an even smaller dent in reducing the state’s emissions, according to a new report prepared for state regulators. (Detroit News)

CARBON CAPTURE: Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signs legislation creating a regulatory framework for companies seeking to store carbon emissions underground. (Times of Northwest Indiana)

UTILITIES: Indiana utility NIPSCO seeks to increase rates to pay for renewable energy projects but also to maintain coal plants that it says need to operate longer than planned. (Indiana Public Media)

BATTERIES: Local residents and economic experts see potential upsides and challenges for a West Michigan community competing for a massive electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant. (Detroit News)

• Ohio regulators will hold public hearings in the coming months on two separate solar projects totaling 420 MW of proposed capacity. (Farm and Dairy)
• Central Iowa county officials plan to maintain setback distances despite opposition from a solar developer seeking to build a 1,000-acre project. (Greene County News)

RENEWABLES: Iowa clean energy advocates say outdated infrastructure is blocking additional large-scale renewable energy development. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

EQUITY: A former Xcel Energy and ComEd official now leads a nonprofit developing climate strategies for all communities. (Canary Media)

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COAL: State and federal officials will announce a new program today in Illinois to help find economic opportunity in communities that have traditionally relied on the coal industry. (WSIU)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: BP and car rental company Hertz plan to develop a national electric vehicle charging network with tens of thousands of chargers over the coming decade. (C-Store Dive)

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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.