EQUITY: As Ohio regulators consider utility disconnection rules, consumer advocates say they still lack access to data that would help identify racial disparities in utilities’ shutoff practices. (Energy News Network)

• An Xcel Energy solar and storage project is among those benefiting from a federal tax credit encouraging clean energy at former coal plant sites. (Reuters)
• The Forest County Potowatomi tribe in Wisconsin is recognized for its investments in solar power and energy efficiency. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
• Iowa residents express skepticism and hostility toward a school district’s plan to build a large solar array to help lower energy costs. (Times Republican)

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UTILITIES: An audit into lobbying and other expenses by two FirstEnergy subsidiaries possibly linked to Ohio’s bribery scandal is expected to be submitted to West Virginia regulators by the end of the year. (West Virginia Watch)  

• A Detroit pizza restaurant uses financing from the Michigan Saves green bank to add solar panels and high-efficiency lighting and appliances. (Planet Detroit)
• An Ann Arbor, Michigan, climate group hosts an event to showcase how federal incentives can help homeowners cut their carbon footprints. (Michigan Daily)
• A University of Nebraska electrical engineering professor is working with students to build a net-zero energy home designed for seniors. (KETV)  

• An electric bus pilot program in Des Moines, Iowa, will remain sidelined for at least two more months due to the manufacturers’ recent bankruptcy. (Axios)
• Rivian opens its first direct-to-consumer retail space today in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, showcasing vehicles assembled in Normal, Illinois. (WLS)

• South Dakota regulators’ rejection of Navigator CO2’s pipeline permit might also jeopardize a second project by Summit Carbon Solutions. (Capital Dispatch)
• Consumers Energy says its crews rescued and relocated 56 turtle hatchlings that were in the path of the Mid-Michigan Pipeline Project. (WZZM)

CARBON CAPTURE: Carbon capture developers, lawmakers, and others frustrated with the slow pace of permitting want the U.S. EPA to hand off authority to states. (E&E News) 

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GRID: Kansas’ U.S. senators object to federal regulators’ decision denying a plan to change how the cost of transmission projects is spread among states, which they say is needed to avoid over-burdening wind-producing states. (Kansas Reflector)  

CLIMATE: Advocates will meet in Kansas City tomorrow to celebrate the region’s progress toward net-zero carbon emissions and identify goals for the future. (KCUR)

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Dan has two decades' experience working in print, digital and broadcast media. Prior to joining the Energy News Network as managing editor in December 2017, he oversaw watchdog reporting at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, part of the USA Today Network, and before that spent several years as a freelance journalist covering energy, business and technology. Dan is a former Midwest Energy News journalism fellow and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communications from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.