Energy news in brief

** Prices across all segments of the U.S. solar market are at an all-time low, contradicting claims from leading solar advocacy groups two years ago about the negative impacts of tariffs.

** A new $700 million project aims to transform waste from Utah hog farms into renewable natural gas.

** California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects PG&E’s restructuring plan to compensate wildfire victims and exit bankruptcy, saying it does not position it to “provide safe, reliable, and affordable service.”

** Wyoming regulators approve a settlement allowing Black Hills Energy to consolidate base rates and tariffs as well as increase rates.

** The Bureau of Land Management for Montana and the Dakotas issues a new policy aimed at limiting fire risk from power lines on federal land.

** As wind development increases in central and southern Illinois, opposition surfaces over nuisance and potential wildlife impacts.

** Without the Line 5 pipeline, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula would need to rely on a system of trucks and rail to maintain propane supply as it did prior to the mid-1990s.

** The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $237 million on efficiency and renewable energy for farmers and agriculture producers.