ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Wisconsin could lose out on millions in federal charging infrastructure funding if the state doesn’t pass legislation allowing owners of public chargers to bill drivers per kilowatt-hour of use. (Energy News Network)



  • A Canadian solar panel manufacturer will invest $800 million in a new Indiana plant that will produce up to 20,000 solar modules per day. (PV Magazine)
  • Hundreds of residents in support and against a proposed commercial solar project attend a public hearing in northeastern Ohio. (WKBN)
  • An Indiana county commission narrowly rejects plans for a commercial solar project after considering the plan for more than two years. (WPTA)
  • Utility officials continue developing plans for a 5 MW solar project near a South Dakota landfill. (Brookings Register)
  • A Michigan State University researcher is studying ways to limit future waste by recycling retired solar panels as projects come offline. (Grist)


COAL: A federal judge refuses to dismiss a lawsuit brought by more than 100 landowners seeking to address concerns about buried coal ash and groundwater contamination at a former Ohio coal plant. (WCPO)

POLITICS: Congressional GOP lawmakers expand their effort to stop perceived threats to gas stoves with a bill to block federal agencies from adopting new rules supporting energy-efficient appliances. (E&E News)

COMMENTARY: The former Republican mayor of Indianapolis co-authors an op-ed saying the electric vehicle transition can help break the U.S.’s overreliance on foreign oil supplies. (Indianapolis Star)

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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.