PIPELINES: Indigenous citizens from the U.S., Canada and Siberia gathered in Michigan last week to mark the one-year anniversary since Enbridge first ignored an order to shut off Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac. (Michigan Advance)

ALSO:
• A proposed carbon pipeline would transport captured emissions from Iowa ethanol producers to underground storage in Decatur, Illinois. (Herald & Review)
• A carbon pipeline developer asks South Dakota regulators to extend a deadline for approving or denying permits for a project that would end in North Dakota. (KELO)

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CARBON CAPTURE: A North Dakota board endorses loan requests totaling $184 million for two carbon capture projects. (Bismarck Tribune)

SOLAR:
• A developer seeks landowners to lease land for a proposed 200 MW solar project in eastern Michigan. (MLive)
• Ohio county officials reach agreements on various stipulations with the developer of a proposed solar project ahead of state hearings this week. (LimaOhio.com)
• Advocates hope Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent veto of a utility-backed anti-net-metering bill will signal support for the policy in other Republican-led states. (Energy News Network)

WIND:
• Developers seek to repower a 17-turbine Iowa wind project with larger blades and updated components to operate more efficiently. (Telegraph Herald)
• A developer is acquiring land leases for a central Iowa wind project that faces opposition from residents who want a county-wide moratorium. (Times-Republican)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Local officials celebrate the launch of an electric vehicle car sharing program in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (WCCO)

HYDROGEN: Ohio and Indiana are among dozens of states pursuing federal infrastructure funding to help land major hydrogen production investments. (WVXU)

GRID: Electricity prices in grid operator PJM’s territory jumped 51% in the first quarter over the same period last year, partly driven by an increase in natural gas prices. (Utility Dive)

OIL & GAS: North Dakota’s oil production is about 90% back online after a pair of April blizzards downed power lines and caused widespread infrastructure disruptions. (Bismarck Tribune)

NUCLEAR: A southeastern Michigan nuclear plant is slowly coming back online after being powered down for more than three months for refueling and maintenance. (Detroit News)

COMMENTARY: An Akron, Ohio, city council member encourages the city to join a statewide coalition that can offer free clean energy services, including fleet vehicle and solar installation assessments. (Akron Beacon Journal)

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Andy Balaskovitz

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.