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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 22, 2017

To:                 State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, May 25, 2017


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, May 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:


Coalition Welcomes Solar Energy Industries Association’s New Executive Director, Abigail Hopper Larry Pearce


Policy Challenges of Renewable Energy Trade RestrictionsAbby Hopper, SEIA

Tariffs would hurt demand ‘significantly’ — Goldman Sachs, E&E

Solar company to Trump: We will ‘die’ without tariffs, Washington Post


Update: Secretary Perry Calls for 60-Day Study of U.S. Electric Grid — Tom Vinson, AWEA

            DOE will make contentious grid study public, E&E

Memo by U.S. Energy Secretary Asking for Study to Examine Electricity Markets and Reliability

Iowa senator slams energy chief for grid study undermining wind energy, Reuters

AWEA SEIA Grid Study Letter


Washington Update — David Terry, Larry Pearce

            Administration’s Proposed FY’18 Budget

Lawmakers expected to snub White House budget, E&E

Trump’s budget expected to massively slash research on renewable energy — and ‘clean coal’, Washington Post

Coalition Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees, FY’17 & FY’18 (4-24-17)


Coalition’s Activities — Larry Pearce

Conference call with Secretary Perry and Secretary Zinke postponed

 Draft governors’ renewable energy recommendations

Membership invitations to governors: Cooper (North Carolina), Edwards (Louisiana)


Next monthly conference call at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, June 22, 2017


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