• Warehouse rooftops in Illinois and throughout the U.S. represent an untapped solar opportunity as land use tensions rise for projects. (Energy News Network)
• Ohio labor union representatives meet with county officials to help recruit local residents to work on solar construction projects. (Highland County Press)

BATTERIES: A U.K. company is investing $15 million to redevelop a former Wisconsin frac sand processing facility as a site to repurpose electric vehicle batteries. (Wisconsin Public Radio)

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• Key funding, regulatory, and power purchase agreement approvals are all needed for a shuttered Michigan nuclear plant to reopen. (Herald Palladium)
• A report urges Purdue University to further explore the potential to power campus operations and supply power to the grid with small modular nuclear reactors. (Inside Indiana Business)

OIL & GAS: A new study from clean energy advocates finds that North Dakota wasted $680 million in 2019 through flaring, venting and leaks from oil and gas operations. (Inforum)

• A bill moving through the Ohio legislature is among the latest that would prevent state pension boards from investing in funds that consider environmental, social, and corporate governance factors. (Allegheny Front)
• Michigan clean energy advocates say equity should be at the forefront of legislation aimed at hitting climate targets over the coming decades. (Michigan Advance)

CARBON CAPTURE: North Dakota regulators hear concerns from landowners and labor unions about a developer’s plan for a carbon capture pipeline through the state. (Bismarck Tribune)

• The federal Inflation Reduction Act is expected to breathe new life into the U.S. wind energy manufacturing sector that declined in recent years. (Canary Media)
• Efforts to change local zoning regulations to benefit wind development in eastern Michigan townships have sparked recall attempts against local officials. (Times Herald)

CLEAN ENERGY: Wisconsin environmental activists urge utility Dairyland Power Cooperative to use potential federal funding on clean energy rather than building a large natural gas plant. (LaCross Tribune)

UTILITIES: ComEd’s longtime president who oversaw the utility’s $2.6 billion in smart grid investments is leaving the company at the end of the year. (Crain’s Chicago Business, subscription)

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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.