EMISSIONS: Madison, Wisconsin, officials consider regulations aimed at discouraging car traffic to and from new developments as a way to curb transportation emissions. (Wisconsin State Journal) 

ALSO:
• A Detroit pizzeria executes careful menu planning to limit its food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. (Planet Detroit/Energy News Network)
• Detroit-based DTE Energy says it is on track to reach a 2050 net zero carbon emissions goal, though critics say the utility’s own data show it relying on significant amounts of natural gas beyond 2050. (Metro Times)

UTILITIES:
• Two Minnesota state agencies join consumer advocates in opposing Xcel Energy’s request to increase residential rates by 6%. (Star Tribune)
• Social justice groups in Milwaukee call for establishing a municipally owned utility as an alternative to the investor-owned model of We Energies. (WDJT)

GRID:
• A court rules that federal energy regulators must further explain a decision to give transmission operators in MISO’s territory the unilateral right to fund interconnection upgrades to bring generators online. (Utility Dive)
• Congressional Democrats may try to include controversial energy permitting reforms into a defense authorization spending bill, signaling a victory for Sen. Joe Manchin after his vote for the Inflation Reduction Act. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS: North Dakota is among the top contributors to U.S. flared natural gas and has a flaring intensity seven times greater than the next state, according to a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund. (Forum News Service)

PIPELINES: An Iowa county supervisor is hesitant to adopt local siting restrictions on hazardous materials pipelines as carbon pipeline developers file legal challenges to similar moves in other counties. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

SOLAR:
• The Nebraska Public Power District says it has no plans to purchase power from a planned 1,000-acre solar project. (McCook Gazette)
• Eastern Illinois county officials approve plans for a pair of solar projects, including a 4 MW community solar project that will be open for subscriptions to schools, cities and residents. (Commercial-News)
• National clean energy groups say they are disappointed in a new U.S. Commerce Department finding accusing several companies of attempting to evade tariffs on Chinese-made solar components. (Utility Dive)
• An Illinois solar group-buying program experiences growing participation as homeowners seek to offset rising electricity costs with solar installations. (WCIA)

TRANSPORTATION: A new Ohio State University research facility will focus on the advancement of electric motors, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for buses. (The Lantern)

HYDROELECTRIC: The state of Ohio will contribute $25 million to the removal of a former hydroelectric dam in Akron where contaminated sediment has built up and will need to be managed. (Akron Beacon Journal)

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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.