ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Federal transportation officials approve Indiana’s nearly $100 million electric vehicle charging network plan, which will support fast-chargers along all of the state’s interstate highways. (Times of Northwest Indiana)

ALSO:
• Ameren Missouri has nearly $4 million left in a fund to help business owners offset the cost of installing electric vehicle charging stations. (KFVS)
• Central Illinois officials mark progress on two cities’ plans to shift public transportation vehicles to electrified models. (Pantagraph)

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RENEWABLES:
• An Ohio county will take at least another month to vote on whether to restrict solar and wind energy projects as allowed under a recent state law. (WTOL)
• Production tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act for wind, solar and battery storage are likely to spur a wave of domestic clean energy manufacturing, analysts say. (Utility Dive)

CLIMATE: Ann Arbor, Michigan, voters will decide on Nov. 8 whether to approve a 20-year tax to help fund various citywide climate initiatives. (MLive)

PIPELINES: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers starts taking public comment in northern Michigan on Enbridge’s plan to tunnel the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (Traverse City Record-Eagle)

GRID: The Nebraska Public Power District holds a community meeting on a planned transmission line meant to improve resilience and relieve congestion. (Star Herald)

CARBON CAPTURE: North Dakota officials and residents see carbon capture technology as a key component for supporting coal-dependent communities. (Inforum)

SOLAR:
• Ohio’s attorney general files a legal complaint against a North Carolina solar company over allegedly deceptive business practices. (WBTV)
• An Ohio city contracts with an Arizona solar company that will provide power to offset the energy use at the city’s government building. (Morning Journal)

COAL: County and utility officials assure northwest Iowa residents that a large coal plant will not be replaced by wind energy in response to concerns about future reliability. (KCAU)

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CLEAN ENERGY:  The U.S. EPA lists the University of Missouri among the top 10 clean energy producers in one of its green power programs alongside several major corporations. (KRCG)

UTILITIES: South Dakota regulators will hold a public meeting to give Xcel Energy customers a chance to respond to the utility’s proposed $44.1 million rate increase. (KELO)

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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.