Energy news in brief

** General Motors and LG Chem reportedly plan a joint venture to invest $2 billion in an electric vehicle battery plant in Ohio.

** Enbridge has left drilling debris in Michigan’s Straits of Mackinac for three months, and won’t recover it until spring, following work related to a potential tunnel for the Line 5 pipeline. 

** University of Wisconsin students and faculty plan a campus climate strike Friday in Madison and call on administrators to commit to strong renewable energy targets by 2030.

** A federal judge orders Blackjewel Co. to provide more detail on $75,000 in travel expenses accrued by company attorneys while Wyoming coal miners awaited back pay.

** PG&E is reportedly close to finalizing a $13.5 billion settlement to victims of California wildfires ignited by its power lines. Meanwhile, a federal bankruptcy judge is considering approving PG&E’s $11 billion deal that would resolve claims from insurance companies.

** California regulators stopped offering rebates this week for buyers of electric cars or plug-in hybrid vehicles costing more than $60,000.