OIL & GAS: An Ohio commission opens several state-owned parcels for potential oil and gas drilling during a contentious meeting that brought strong opposition. (Associated Press)

CLIMATE: Green Bay, Wisconsin, officials unveil the city’s first clean energy plan that calls for renewable energy and electric vehicles to help reach a net zero carbon target by 2050. (Press Gazette)

POLITICS: Life sentences possible under federal guidelines, while unlikely, show the seriousness of upcoming sentences for former ComEd officials and political insiders involved in an Illinois bribery scheme. (Chicago Sun-Times)


  • An Illinois county advances new zoning regulations with setback distances and other safety measures for carbon storage wells. (Pantagraph)
  • A central Illinois county board urges state regulators to deny a developer’s request to build a carbon capture pipeline, citing potential harm to public safety and infrastructure. (Pekin Daily Times)



ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Wisconsin electric firms urge prospective electric vehicle drivers to prepare their homes and garages for adequate charging station installations before buying. (Journal Sentinel)

RENEWABLES: A central Michigan county continues to plan for restrictions on wind and solar development despite the potential of being overruled by the state under a soon-to-become law. (Lansing State Journal)

EFFICIENCY: Indiana is rolling out a $1.46 million grant program to help local governments invest in energy efficiency. (WNDU)

UTILITIES: Illinois regulators will decide today on rate increase requests from three gas utilities that total nearly $900 million and face strong criticism from ratepayer advocates. (WBBM) 

COMMENTARY: A Michigan coalition of health professionals calling for climate action says new sweeping statewide clean energy bills are a good start, but more needs to be done to ensure environmental justice. (Planet Detroit)

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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.