PIPELINES: Carbon pipeline opponents, including some local officials, hope Iowa regulators will follow North and South Dakota and reject permit applications from developers. (Des Moines Register)


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HYDROGEN: An Appalachian regional hub spanning parts of western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia will receive a share of $7 billion in federal grants to boost clean hydrogen fuel production by 2050. (Reuters)

OIL & GAS: More than $550 million in federal funding has started trickling out to 24 states to plug orphan oil and gas wells, though a worker shortage may stall action. (States Newsroom) 

WIND: South Dakota regulators unanimously dismiss a complaint involving sound levels from a 132-turbine wind project after the plaintiff fails to show up for the hearing. (Mitchell Republic)

NUCLEAR: U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois is on a trade mission in Europe to tout the state’s clean energy policies and advancement of modular nuclear power technology. (Chicago Sun-Times)

UTILITIES: An Illinois administrative law judge recommends a record rate increase for Peoples Gas, which is in the process of replacing gas pipelines in Chicago. (CBS Chicago)

GRID: Xcel Energy begins public forums on proposed routes for transmission lines spanning western Wisconsin. (WEAU)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Plans for a second large electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Indiana come as the striking UAW seeks a just transition for workers at automakers for electric vehicle joint ventures. (Indiana Public Radio)



  • An Indiana agency begins public meetings to craft a climate action plan after receiving $3 million in federal funding. (Indiana Public Radio)
  • A Michigan clean energy advocate says the state may not be a climate haven in the future as severe weather events start to impact residents. (9&10 News)

COMMENTARY: A 100% carbon-free electricity standard in Michigan would also benefit the state’s water resources by reducing pollution from burning fossil fuels, a clean energy expert writes. (Michigan Advance)

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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.