EMISSIONS: Madison, Wisconsin, officials consider regulations aimed at discouraging car traffic to and from new developments as a way to curb transportation emissions. (Wisconsin State Journal) 

• A Detroit pizzeria executes careful menu planning to limit its food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. (Planet Detroit/Vxartnews)
• Detroit-based DTE Energy says it is on track to reach a 2050 net zero carbon emissions goal, though critics say the utility’s own data show it relying on significant amounts of natural gas beyond 2050. (Metro Times)

• Two Minnesota state agencies join consumer advocates in opposing Xcel Energy’s request to increase residential rates by 6%. (Star Tribune)
• Social justice groups in Milwaukee call for establishing a municipally owned utility as an alternative to the investor-owned model of We Energies. (WDJT)

• A court rules that federal energy regulators must further explain a decision to give transmission operators in MISO’s territory the unilateral right to fund interconnection upgrades to bring generators online. (Utility Dive)
• Congressional Democrats may try to include controversial energy permitting reforms into a defense authorization spending bill, signaling a victory for Sen. Joe Manchin after his vote for the Inflation Reduction Act. (E&E News)

OIL & GAS: North Dakota is among the top contributors to U.S. flared natural gas and has a flaring intensity seven times greater than the next state, according to a report commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund. (Forum News Service)

PIPELINES: An Iowa county supervisor is hesitant to adopt local siting restrictions on hazardous materials pipelines as carbon pipeline developers file legal challenges to similar moves in other counties. (Cedar Rapids Gazette)

• The Nebraska Public Power District says it has no plans to purchase power from a planned 1,000-acre solar project. (McCook Gazette)
• Eastern Illinois county officials approve plans for a pair of solar projects, including a 4 MW community solar project that will be open for subscriptions to schools, cities and residents. (Commercial-News)
• National clean energy groups say they are disappointed in a new U.S. Commerce Department finding accusing several companies of attempting to evade tariffs on Chinese-made solar components. (Utility Dive)
• An Illinois solar group-buying program experiences growing participation as homeowners seek to offset rising electricity costs with solar installations. (WCIA)

TRANSPORTATION: A new Ohio State University research facility will focus on the advancement of electric motors, batteries and hydrogen fuel cells for buses. (The Lantern)

HYDROELECTRIC: The state of Ohio will contribute $25 million to the removal of a former hydroelectric dam in Akron where contaminated sediment has built up and will need to be managed. (Akron Beacon Journal)

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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.