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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 20, 2017

To:                 State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET). The conference call number is 800-747-5150 and your access code is 3951076. The proposed agenda for our call follows:

Massachusetts’ Offshore Wind Development Project Bill White, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Development Update

Massachusetts just gave a huge boost to the offshore wind industry, Washington Post

Policy shifts could spur lagging U.S. offshore wind development — report, E&E

States jockey for jobs in nascent U.S. industry, E&E


Maryland’s Offshore Wind Development — (TBA)

Maryland takes next step toward offshore wind, Baltimore Sun

Competition heats up for Md.’s first offshore wind farm, E&E


Congressional and Administration Outlook — David Terry, Larry Pearce

            President’s Budget Message


Reaction to Governors’ Recent Letters — Larry Pearce

Letter to President Trump identifying renewable energy initiatives

Letter to the nation’s governors on the success of state RPS and RES programs

Governors of Red, Blue States Urge Trump to Back Wind, Solar, Joe Ryan, Bloomberg News

Renewable energy draws increasing Republican support. That could shift climate politics., David Roberts VOX


Coalition’s Activities — Larry Pearce

Meeting with Mike Catanzaro, Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Environmental Policy, March 29

Letters to EPA Administrator Pruitt, DOE Secretary Rick Perry and DOI Secretary Ryan Zinke

Draft letters to Senate and House appropriations committees

Draft governors’ renewable energy recommendations

Draft membership invitations to governors: Cooper (North Carolina), Kasich (Ohio)


Next monthly conference call at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, April 27, 2017


Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.