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Tuesday
Jun042019

Good news galore!

As reported on a single day, by Midwest Energy News:

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Illinois lawmakers approve a road-funding plan that increases annual electric vehicle fees to $248, far lower than the $1,000 originally proposed. (Chicago Tribune)

SOLAR:
• Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces a policy to allow commercial solar projects on farmland preservation property if they incorporate pollinator-friendly habitat. (Bridge Magazine)
• Developers seek to use solar panels as a sound barrier along a Minnesota interstate. (KSTP)
• A company wants to bring flying solar-powered pods to Madison, Wisconsin, as a form of microtransit. (WKOW)
• A fellowship program from southeast Asia studying energy and environmental policy visits a landfill solar project near Cleveland. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

STORAGE: A city in northeastern Nebraska plans to install a 1.5 MW battery at a 2.3 MW solar site. (Sioux City Journal)

RENEWABLES: Washington governor and presidential candidate Jay Inslee says Iowa is a model for creating renewable energy jobs. (Des Moines Register)

WIND: North Dakota regulators will hold a public hearing this month on a proposed 205 MW wind project. (Bismarck Tribune)

COMMENTARY:

• The CEO of Consumers Energy says sustainability is a key pillar to helping grow the state’s economy. (Crain’s Detroit Business)