PIPELINES: A federal judge signals he will not force Enbridge to shut down its Line 5 pipeline despite the risk of erosion or rupture on the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa reservation in Wisconsin. (Associated Press)

• A section of the Keystone Pipeline had been deformed and under stress for more than a decade before causing a massive oil spill in December, according to a newly released third-party investigator’s report. (Kansas City Star)
• The developer of the proposed Navigator CO2 pipeline says it has a deal with an electrofuels company to use captured carbon into a synthetic fuel at a future facility in the Midwest. (The Gazette) 

STORAGE: A St. Paul, Minnesota, battery startup deploys its first pilot project for a system designed to help businesses manage power. (Energy News Network)

• Wisconsin officials say the state is making progress on its clean energy goals, with utilities on track to reduce emissions 58% by 2028. (WisBusiness)
• Wisconsin is facing longer and more frequent heat waves and storms, but its relatively cooler weather and access to water could still make it a refuge for people trying to avoid the worst effects of climate change. (WPR)
• A study finds that climate change threatens some of the world’s biggest lakes, though its impact on the Great Lakes was unclear. (Inside Climate News)
• Lakewood, Ohio, unveils its first climate action plan with 50 proposed steps aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. (News 5 Cleveland)

• A bipartisan Michigan task force investigating the state’s power grid plans a statewide listening tour to hear residents’ concerns about outages. (Mlive)
• Consumers Energy says its ongoing clean energy transition puts it in a good position to meet summer electricity needs in Michigan. (Daily Energy Insider)
• The Nebraska Public Power District finalizes a route for a new 115 kilovolt transmission line that will avoid developed areas. (Kearney Hub) 

• Ohio’s First Solar says it is buying Swedish manufacturer Evolar to help accelerate development of its thin-film solar technology. (PV Magazine)
• Indiana communities partners with a solar group to launch a solar and electric vehicle charger co-op to help lower costs for members, and others are set to launch next month in the Indianapolis area. (WBIW, WRTV)

• A Michigan county approves funding for staff overtime and legal work related to developing a moratorium on utility-scale wind and solar projects. (Lansing State Journal)
• A wind developer files a lawsuit against an anti-wind coalition in Iowa, accusing it of delaying construction with “frivolous” lawsuits, bullying local officials, and interfering with landowner contracts. (News Chronicle)  
• An Iowa couple tells county officials that anyone signing an agreement with a wind energy company should be required to have a wind turbine in their backyard. (Southern Iowa Union)

NUCLEAR: An advanced nuclear company says it will build two commercial reactors on the site of a former gaseous diffusion plant in southern Ohio. (Power) 

• Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University receives a $1 million grant to help establish a sustainable manufacturing hub that could include recycling, battery storage and other industries. (Cleveland.com)
• A small lab at the University of Michigan is a “maker space” for scientists and engineers working on the next generation of electric vehicle batteries. (E&E News)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.