POWER PLANTS: North Dakota’s coal industry and top Republican officials welcomed last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that limits how the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions from coal plants. (Bismarck Tribune)

• Experts say Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan will be largely unaffected by the ruling as utilities continue to retire aging coal plants under state-level policy plans. (Star Tribune, Wisconsin State Journal, Politico, Michigan Radio)
• Environmental groups file an appeal against a planned natural gas plant in northern Wisconsin, claiming a federal environmental review erred in claiming the plant would reduce emissions. (Wisconsin State Journal)

CLIMATE: More than a dozen Minnesota cities have adopted local climate action plans that are helping to frame conversations around policies and prioritize clean energy investments. (Energy News Network)

GRID: AEP’s CEO says the utility plans to better prepare its infrastructure and customer notification procedures ahead of potential forced outages. (Ohio Capital Journal)

• A federal judge declines to postpone a spring 2024 deadline for Ameren Missouri to reduce a major coal plant’s emissions, despite the utility’s claims that it needs to keep the plant open until 2025 to ensure reliability. (E&E News, subscription)
• Wisconsin has two of the top 60 most-polluting coal plants in the U.S., according to a recent analysis by an environmental group. (Channel 3000)

• A local wind energy opponent sues a central Iowa county board over plans to reaffirm a wind zoning ordinance. (Times-Republican)
• Southwestern Iowa county officials delay a vote on a permit application for a utility-scale wind project. (KMALand)

• Indiana ranks among the top five states in the U.S. for utility disconnections. (WISH)
• A new Michigan nonprofit advocacy group with ties to DTE Energy launches ahead of this year’s statewide elections to back a candidate who has supported utilities while frustrating clean energy groups. (Energy and Policy Institute)

PIPELINES: The settlement of a three-year tax dispute leaves the owner of the Nexus gas pipeline owing millions of dollars to Ohio schools, libraries and governmental agencies. (Canton Repository)

EFFICIENCY: Local officials in central Missouri plan to move forward with local energy efficiency standards for rental housing units. (Columbia Missourian)

SOLAR: A northern Kansas town brings online a 2 MW solar project that officials say will help improve electric reliability. (Solar Industry Magazine)

COMMENTARY: The executive of Dane County, Wisconsin, says all county-owned facilities are set to be powered by renewable energy by early next year. (Verona Press)

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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.