ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Stellantis announces a second U.S. electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant joint venture with Samsung at an as-yet undisclosed location that would join a similar project in Indiana. (Associated Press)

• Illinois landowners say a carbon pipeline developer gave little notice about drilling testing wells ahead of plans to seek state and federal construction permits. (Chicago Tribune, subscription)
• A carbon pipeline opposition group is growing as Iowa regulators prepare to consider a developer’s plan to potentially use eminent domain. (NWestIowa.com)

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• A Minnesota plant-based food and drink producer will install a rooftop solar project to meet two-thirds of its headquarters’ electricity needs. (PV Magazine)
• A city of Detroit plan would provide neighborhood groups $25,000 an acre to combat blight with solar installations on vacant land. (Michigan Chronicle)
• An Iowa city considers regulations to allow ground-mounted solar installations at residential properties. (Des Moines Register)
• A nearly 120-year-old town hall in Wisconsin installs solar panels to modernize the building and offset its electricity use. (Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)
• An Illinois county approves the latest in a series of solar projects that developers are pursuing after a state law took effect limiting local control over projects. (Shaw Local News)

UTILITIES: Thousands of Indiana residents were cut off from electrical service in March as ratepayers for the state’s five large investor-owned utilities owed $45.6 million in overdue bills. (Indiana Capital Chronicle)

• Indiana residents can start to take advantage of federal tax credits on qualifying clean energy projects under the Inflation Reduction Act. (Indianapolis Star)
• South Korea has emerged as a key ally as the Biden administration pursues net zero targets and strengthens the domestic supply chain for clean energy developments. (Inside Climate News)

• Ohio receives a $14.2 million federal grant to modernize the state’s electric grid and reduce the effects of severe weather. (Ironton Tribune)
• Officials with grid operator PJM say they will work with Ohio lawmakers to explain how the state may be affected by transmission-related costs stemming from Illinois’ recent climate law. (RTO Insider, subscription)

POLITICS: Ohio is among the conservative-leaning states where rural officials and residents are resisting potential economic gains stemming from federal clean energy funding in the Inflation Reduction Act. (Washington Post)

COAL: A proposed Biden administration rule aims to cut coal and other miners’ exposure to silica after decades of inaction by the federal government. (Associated Press)

COMMENTARY: The president of the Wisconsin Technology Council says the state is poised to be a worldwide leader in fusion technology. (Wisconsin State Journal)

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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.