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Ohio regulators expand FirstEnergy audit to include Randazzo ties

OVERSIGHT: Iowa’s largest electric utility appeals a ruling that it must share long-range resource planning documents with environmental groups and other stakeholders who agree not to divulge confidential information. (Energy News Network) ALSO: State regulators will expand an audit of FirstEnergy to determine whether the utility broke state law by not disclosing consulting fees it paid […]

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Normal, Illinois regains electric vehicle manufacturing hub

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Rivian has stepped into Normal, Illinois, with electric vehicle manufacturing plans roughly a decade after Mitsubishi unsuccessfully launched similar efforts there. (Energy News Network) ALSO:• Missouri clean energy advocates praise Ford’s plan to invest $95 million in its Kansas City plant to manufacture electric commercial vans. (KRCG)• Minnesota officials collect public comments on […]

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Michigan regulators seek more Line 5 safety assurances

PIPELINES: Michigan regulators ask Enbridge for more engineering details and safety assurances related to Line 5 and its plans to tunnel the pipeline beneath the Straits of Mackinac lakebed. (Bridge Michigan) TRANSMISSION: The Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that a former regulator’s private communications with executives for a company seeking to build a controversial power line […]

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Ford, researchers see swift emission reductions from EV adoption

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Switching to electric models of light-duty pickups, sedans and SUVs could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from driving by two-thirds in the near term, according to Ford and University of Michigan researchers. (MLive)  NUCLEAR: • The Nebraska Public Power District ends a nearly 30-year partnership with Entergy and takes over full operation of the […]