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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: After ratifying contracts with Ford, GM and Stellantis, UAW members will secure higher wages and benefits as the transportation sector electrifies, analysts say. (Grist)


  • Wolf Carbon Solutions seeks to withdraw and then refile an application early next year with Illinois regulators to build a carbon pipeline from Iowa to an Illinois storage site. (Herald & Review)
  • Written comments related to Summit Carbon Solutions’ multi-state carbon pipeline are due to Iowa regulators by the end of the year. (Iowa Capital Dispatch)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say public comment collected now, seven years after the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will help build a full environmental accounting of the project. (Grist)


CARBON CAPTURE: Officials at Michigan’s two largest utilities say they will need to work quickly if they want to incorporate carbon capture into their gas plants to meet the state’s long-term clean energy targets. (Crain’s Detroit Business, subscription)

GRID: Ohio utilities ask federal regulators to dismiss a complaint from Ohio’s consumer advocate seeking more cost oversight of plans to build nearly $6.5 billion in transmission projects. (Utility Dive)


  • A Missouri city considers its options for meeting long-term renewable energy targets that one analysis suggests could significantly increase rates. (Columbia Missourian)
  • A Kansas county surveys 900 residents on their support for renewable energy, with opponents and supporters nearly split on solar but more opposition toward wind development. (KSNT)

EFFICIENCY: A southeastern Michigan county will use $5 million in federal funding to offer grants and loans for income-qualified homeowners. (Oakland Press)

COMMENTARY: A former Wisconsin county official says solar development helps farmers diversify their income while protecting their private property rights. (Capital 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.