COAL: Ohio Republican leaders block a bipartisan attempt to repeal coal plant subsidies at the center of a $61 million bribery scandal. (ABC 5)

• A coast-to-coast electric vehicle road relay stopped in Cleveland recently to underscore the importance of including disadvantaged neighborhoods in the electric vehicle transition. (Energy News Network)
• Advocates say an electric vehicle charging corridor spanning southwestern Michigan to Quebec will help ease range anxiety for drivers. (WOOD-TV8)

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CARBON CAPTURE: Consumer and environmental advocates raise concerns about Iowa regulators’ plan to speed up the consideration of a proposed 680-mile interstate carbon capture pipeline. (Des Moines Register)

PIPELINES: A court ruling ordering Enbridge to shut down Line 5 in three years for trespassing on tribal land in Wisconsin signals that the company shouldn’t invest in a pipeline tunnel in the Great Lakes, Michigan tribal leaders say. (MLive)

• A southwestern Ohio county grapples with the rural clean energy debate as neighbors share differing views on utility-scale solar developments and townships move to ban such projects. (WCPO)
• A developer begins initial site testing in Kansas for a potential 320 MW solar project with 128 MW of battery storage. (Lawrence Times)
• Ameren Missouri plans to build or buy multiple solar arrays totaling about 550 MW to meet renewable energy targets in the next few years. (WTAD)

RENEWABLES: A new Illinois law will prevent large-scale wind and solar development within a 2,000-acre enterprise zone west of Chicago. (News-Leader)

WIND: An Iowa county extends a moratorium on wind development for at least 180 days. (Radio Iowa)

BIOGAS: South Dakota regulators agree to waive a 60-day requirement before construction can start on a renewable natural gas pipeline that would connect to several dairy farms. (KELO)

• An Ohio writer and advocate says growing food crops alongside solar panels can be a win-win and eliminate the false choice that’s stalling large-scale solar projects. (Ohio Capital Journal)
• North Dakota “can’t expect to depend on coal and oil forever,” and leaders should consider the potential of small nuclear reactors, an editorial board writes. (Bismarck 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.