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FirstEnergy settles shareholder lawsuits seeking corporate reforms

UTILITIES: FirstEnergy settles a series of shareholder lawsuits seeking corporate reform in the wake of the HB 6 corruption scandal, agreeing to have six longtime board members not seek reelection, among other commitments. (Associated Press) WIND: Wind energy advocates say a series of bills before Kansas lawmakers would limit wind development and make it one […]

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Chicago continues to fall short of climate goals

CLIMATE: Since its first climate action plan in 2008, Chicago has continued to fall short of emission-reduction and other environmental goals over the span of three mayoral administrations, a DePaul University analysis finds. (WTTW) ELECTRIC VEHICLES: • President Biden’s visit today to a new electric vehicle factory in Detroit will spotlight federal spending proposals to […]

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DTE disconnections outpaced Michigan utilities during pandemic

UTILITIES: • DTE Energy’s electricity shut offs during the pandemic far outpaced other regulated utilities in Michigan, and its nearly 180,000 disconnections in 2021 were its highest annual total since 2016. (ProPublica) • Attorneys for FirstEnergy and its shareholders argue that they shouldn’t be required to disclose the identity of company officials who ordered political […]