WIND:
• The Inflation Reduction Act will extend wind energy tax credits through 2025, though strong local opposition remains a barrier to projects in some pockets of the country such as in western Iowa. (Iowa Public Radio)
• A central Illinois county stands out among neighboring counties for lacking wind turbines, though advocates say that will likely change in the coming years as developers eye projects in the resource-rich area. (Journal Star)

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PIPELINES:
• Enbridge shut down its Line 5 in northern Wisconsin for a second time last week to investigate crude oil staining on a pipeline weld. (Wisconsin Public Radio)
• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers launches its environmental review of a plan to tunnel Line 5 beneath Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac. (MLive)
• An Iowa judge rules that a carbon pipeline developer must release the names of property owners who would be impacted by the planned route. (Des Moines Register)
• An Iowa candidate for Congress opposes plans for carbon capture pipelines, saying eminent domain shouldn’t be used to complete the projects. (Radio Iowa)

OHIO:
• Amid new details and fresh criticism about his role in a controversial state nuclear bailout bill, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he advocated to subsidize two plants but left specific bill language up to lawmakers. (Columbus Dispatch)
• Proposed legislation would allow the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel to nominate members to the Public Utilities Commission as a way to tighten oversight following the HB 6 scandal. (WOSU)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Youngstown, Ohio, is in the running for a $75 million federal grant to help prepare a site for a battery testing laboratory and workforce training center as the city attempts to lure electric vehicle manufacturers. (Business Journal)

SOLAR: A state-owned governor’s residence in Ohio receives an upgraded rooftop solar and battery storage system. (Crain’s Cleveland Business)

GRID:
• Local officials in a Chicago suburb assure residents that ComEd is taking steps to address concerns over grid reliability that span decades. (Daily Herald)
• Local transmission lines and power reliability were key components that helped an Ohio city land a $20 billion Intel semiconductor chip manufacturing plant. (WCMH)

POLITICS: An environmental group plans a six-figure advertising buy in Nevada and Michigan to highlight clean energy initiatives supported by Democratic governors facing close re-election races. (The Hill)

COMMENTARY: A Kansas public health official says the threats of climate change pose far greater risks than wind turbines’ likelihood of killing wildlife. (Kansas City Star)

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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.