Energy news in brief

** ONEOK, Inc. will participate in the RBC Capital Markets Midstream Conference on Nov. 20, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. Materials used at the conference will be accessible on ONEOK’s website,, beginning at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (4 p.m. Central Standard Time) on Nov. 19, 2019.

** Local officials near Battle Creek, Michigan are debating whether to restrict wind energy development as DTE Energy wants to build near the city in southern Michigan.

**  City leaders in Columbia, Missouri have unveiled plans for a 64 MW solar project to provide electrical power to the city’s utility for 20 years.

** GM is realigning its manufacturing focus. After slashing thousands of jobs last month, the car-maker is hiring new workers as the firm focuses on a new workforce to develop electric and self-driving vehicles rather than spending efforts on fossil fuel vehicles.

** A deal between Idaho state officials and the U.S. Department of Energy could mean more than half of all the nuclear waste disposed of at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad will come from Idaho National Laboratory. The DOE pledged to allocate at least 55 percent of all future shipments of transuranic  waste to WIPP as coming from INL.