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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

Friday's Conference Call

March 20, 2013

To: State Representatives

From: Larry Pearce, Executive Director

Subject: Agenda, Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Friday, March 22, 2013

The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Friday, February 22 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:

State RESs Under Attack: Kansas, Ohio, Connecticut (background Kansas article attached) — Dorothy Barnett, Executive Director, Climate & Energy Project; Susan Sloan and Jeffery Clark, American Wind Energy Association

Norquist pitch on Kansas renewable energy mandate rejected

Renewable Electricity Standards: State Success Stories (attached) — David Terry, Larry Pearce, Ed DeMeo

GWC RES White Paper (final 3-16-13)

Opportunity on the Line: Transmission infrastructure remains largest obstacle to meaningful expansion of renewable energy (attached)— Johnathan Hladik, Energy Policy Advocate, Center for Rural Affairs

Opportunity on the Line

Minnesota’s CapX2020 transmission project

Minnesota CapX

Letter to the President: Executive branch wind-related activities (attached) — Larry Pearce, David Terry, Ed DeMeo


Washington Update — Dave Terry

• Senator Wyden Letter to FERC

• Offshore Wind Tax Credit Bill

• Energy Trust and Revenue Sharing Update

• Appropriations Update – Impact on Wind and Grid RD&D

• Appointees – DOI, DOE


Representative Conference Registration and Governors’ Participation in Roundtable at AWEA’s Windpower 2013 Conference, May 5-8, 2013, Chicago — Larry Pearce

Next Conference Call — 10:00 a.m. CT, 11:00 ET a.m., Friday, April 26, 2013.