Green News for You! 5-17-22

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CARBON CAPTURE: A North Dakota board endorses loan requests totaling $184 million for two carbon capture projects. (Bismarck Tribune)
• A developer seeks landowners to lease land for a proposed 200 MW solar project in eastern Michigan. (MLive)
• Ohio county officials reach agreements on various stipulations with the developer of a proposed solar project ahead of state hearings this week. (
• Advocates hope Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent veto of a utility-backed anti-net-metering bill will signal support for the policy in other Republican-led states. (Energy News Network)
• Developers seek to repower a 17-turbine Iowa wind project with larger blades and updated components to operate more efficiently. (Telegraph Herald)
• A developer is acquiring land leases for a central Iowa wind project that faces opposition from residents who want a county-wide moratorium. (Times-Republican)
ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Local officials celebrate the launch of an electric vehicle car sharing program in Minneapolis and St. Paul. (WCCO)
HYDROGEN: Ohio and Indiana are among dozens of states pursuing federal infrastructure funding to help land major hydrogen production investments. (WVXU)
GRID: Electricity prices in grid operator PJM’s territory jumped 51% in the first quarter over the same period last year, partly driven by an increase in natural gas prices. (Utility Dive)
OIL & GAS: North Dakota’s oil production is about 90% back online after a pair of April blizzards downed power lines and caused widespread infrastructure disruptions. (Bismarck Tribune)
NUCLEAR: A southeastern Michigan nuclear plant is slowly coming back online after being powered down for more than three months for refueling and maintenance. (Detroit News)
COMMENTARY: An Akron, Ohio, city council member encourages the city to join a statewide coalition that can offer free clean energy services, including fleet vehicle and solar installation assessments. (Akron Beacon Journal)