ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Striking UAW workers in Chicago at Ford’s longest-running manufacturing plant wonder if they will maintain job security if the plant does not take on electric vehicle assembly. (Washington Post)


OIL & GAS: Ohio regulators annually log hundreds of chemical spills from oil and gas drilling, raising concerns among critics about plans to allow drilling for oil and gas under state park land. (Energy News Network)


ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: The U.S. EPA raises concerns about a proposed waste-to-energy plant’s pollution impacts on communities of color in Youngstown, Ohio. (WFMJ)


  • Indiana regulators approve a utility’s plan to build four solar projects totaling more than 800 MW by mid-2026. (WPTA)
  • A central Indiana city advances zoning ordinance changes that would effectively prohibit commercial solar projects. (The Republic)
  • The Ohio Supreme Court rules that two large solar projects can move forward, finding that state regulators properly approved the projects. (Dayton Daily News)
  • An Ohio city will invest $13.4 million in a community solar project that officials say will expand clean energy access to more residents. (WXIX)


NUCLEAR: A Michigan electric cooperative has applied for millions of dollars in federal funding to pay for power purchased from a nuclear plant that’s in the process of reopening. (Crain’s Grand Rapids Business)

POLITICS: Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has given $176,000 to Michigan lawmakers and related funds since a February ice storm this year caused widespread outages and calls for improved reliability. (Energy and Policy Institute)

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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.