PIPELINES: South Dakota regulators have now denied permits for two carbon pipeline proposals, citing conflicts with county ordinances, though developers intend to reapply. (Argus Leader)

ALSO: An Iowa resident calls on state regulators to compel testimony from Summit Carbon Solutions’ influential founder and provide details about project financing and any potential business conflicts. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)

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• Two environmental groups and a ranking Ohio Democrat call for an investigation into the use of unknowing residents’ names and addresses submitted in support of drilling for oil and gas in state parks. (Cleveland.com)
• Tribes in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin call on federal officials to deny a utility’s request for a $350 million public loan to finance the construction of a northern Wisconsin gas plant. (WCCO)

• A Wisconsin library is nearly finished with a solar installation that will not only provide clean energy but also cut costs when “budgets are tight.” (WXPR)
• Construction is completed on a 10 MW solar project outside Indianapolis. (Inside Indiana Business)
• A central Michigan county adopts requirements for escrow accounts to pay for permits and site reviews in preparation for anticipated large solar projects. (Morning Sun)
• An Iowa county seeks public input on regulations for siting commercial solar projects. (KCAU)

UTILITIES: Ohio regulators rule that submetering companies that buy electricity at wholesale prices and sell it to apartment complexes are not utilities, dealing a setback to advocates who sought more consumer protections. (Columbus Dispatch)

BIOGAS: A company’s move to withdraw plans for anaerobic digesters at multiple sites in Minnesota and Wisconsin shows that the technology still faces cost, regulatory and market challenges. (MPR)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Federal, state and local officials are on hand for the first electric school bus driven into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. (Daily Tribune)

WIND: Wind production almost completely stopped in June in the Southwest Power Pool’s grid territory, baffling grid operators who are still working to determine why production slowed so much. (Flatland)

GEOTHERMAL: A growing number of residents in northern climates are installing ground source heat pumps to cut electricity costs and improve energy efficiency. (Inforum)

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COAL: Construction crews continue to remove coal from the site of a former power plant in northeastern Minnesota that shut down in 2016. (WTIP)

NUCLEAR: A southeastern Michigan nuclear plant is back online after being down for more than three weeks because of a leak. (Metro Times)

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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.