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With time running out, Senate remains stalled on energy bill

CLIMATE: Despite growing urgency, a bipartisan group led by Sen. Joe Manchin has made little progress on developing a climate and energy plan. (E&E News) ALSO:• An attorney representing youth activists in a high-profile climate lawsuit says Biden Justice Department officials have indicated they will follow the Obama and Trump administrations in opposing the case. […]

Posted inMidwest Energy News

FirstEnergy agrees to forgo decoupling revenue in deal with AG

OHIO: As part of a deal with the state’s attorney general, FirstEnergy agrees to forgo $102 million in income under a decoupling mechanism in the state’s power plant subsidy law that had guaranteed the utility’s revenue regardless of a downturn in electricity demand. (Toledo Blade, Energy News Network archives) BIOMASS: Western Minnesota businesses seek to […]

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Enbridge asks state regulators for go-ahead on Line 5 tunnel

PIPELINES: Enbridge asks the Michigan Public Service Commission to declare that the company doesn’t need a state permit to build an underground tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline in the Straits of Mackinac. (Bridge) SOLAR: Dane County, Wisconsin, seeks proposals for an 18 MW solar project to power county operations. (Wisconsin State Journal) ***SPONSORED LINK: […]

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Major producer plans ‘exit strategy’ from thermal coal

COAL: Arch Resources maps an “exit strategy” from thermal coal used for electricity production after another grim quarterly earnings report. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) ALSO: • North Dakota regulators approve more funding for a carbon capture and storage project that supporters say would help keep open a major coal plant set to close in 2022. (Bismarck […]