CLEAN ENERGY: A Minnesota agency restructures a division to help implement the state’s new 100% clean energy law and also capitalize on federal funding from the Inflation Reduction Act. (Energy News Network)

• Ohio Democrats seek to repeal coal plant subsidies included in the state’s 2019 power plant bailout law at the center of a bribery scandal. (Ideastream)
• Supporters of an Indiana bill that would require utilities to give regulators advance notice of early coal plant closures say the measure would protect grid reliability. (Indiana Capital Chronicle)

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NUCLEAR: Minnesota regulators say they did not share information with the public four months ago about a contaminated water leak at an Xcel Energy nuclear plant because it did not pose an immediate health threat. (Associated Press)

UTILITIES: The former CEO of ComEd’s parent company had a performance-based payout reduced by more than $4.2 million for 2022 based on a fine ComEd paid in connection to an alleged bribery scheme among top officials. (Crain’s Chicago Business, subscription)

OIL & GAS: Gas industry executives propose a public campaign promoting the fuel source as a clean alternative as the industry faces growing pressure over its large methane releases. (Inside Climate News)

WIND: A central Ohio county votes to restrict commercial wind development within a township as allowed under a recent state law. (Marion Star)

SOLAR: A Wisconsin county board submits formal opposition to a proposed 300 MW solar project and also calls on state lawmakers to grant more local authority over siting solar projects. (Lake Geneva Regional News)

BIOFUELS: Nearby residents and advocates raise environmental concerns about plans for a sustainable aviation fuel production plant in Gary, Indiana. (WBEZ)

• Global electronics manufacturer Foxconn plans to build electric vehicle batteries at plants in Ohio and Wisconsin to take advantage of the federal Inflation Reduction Act. (WFMJ)
• The CEO of a major Michigan automotive supplier says the electric vehicle transition is an opportunity for its business model rather than a threat. (MiBiz)
• Advocates say more clarity is needed from the IRS on recent federal electric vehicle incentives so that overly complicated rules don’t deter automakers or their customers. (Utility Dive)

• A Missouri state representative says giving utilities first rights to build new transmission projects will ensure they are constructed with landowners’ best interests in mind. (Monitor-Index)
• A Minnesota consumer advocate says utilities’ ability to fund lobbying efforts with ratepayer funding violates their customers’ free speech, particularly if companies advocate against customers’ interests. (Star Tribune)

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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.