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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 22, 2018

To:                 State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 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:


2018 Leadership Team: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Delaware Governor John Carney Larry Pearce

FERC Rejects Secretary Perry’s Grid Resiliency ProposalRob Gramlich, Grid Strategies

FERC rejects DOE NOPR, kicking resilience issue to grid operators, Utility Dive

Trump-appointed regulators reject plan to rescue coal and nuclear plants, Washington Post


It Could Have Been Worse! Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) Impact on States’ Renewable Energy Development — Greg Jenner, Stoel Rives LLP

It Could Have Been Worse! Tax Cuts & Jobs Act–Effect of Renewable Energy

How Trump’s Tax Plan Made It Harder to Finance Renewables, Bloomberg

Solar, Wind Face Stealth Tax Problems From Republican Compromise, Bloomberg


Washington State’s Carbon Tax ProposalSam Ricketts, Governor Inslee’s Representative

Can Gov. Inslee deliver America’s first carbon tax? E&E

Inslee unveils carbon tax, hoping it passes in 59 days, E&E

‘It is time to step up:’ Gov. Inslee releases details of proposed carbon tax, Seattle Times


Washington Update — Larry Pearce, David Terry

President’s Expected Solar Import Announcement

Trump to receive solar tariff plan this week — sources, E&E

Offshore Wind Energy Development

Pending Request for offshore wind summit

Perry pumps millions into offshore wind research, Offshore Wind Journal


Pending and Upcoming Activities — Larry Pearce, David Terry

            Letter to Coalition member governors from 2018 leadership team

Proposed work plan for 2018

Public announcement of coalition’s 2018 leadership team

Distribution of the Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution by Jamie Redford


Next call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, February 22, 2018


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