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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 24, 2019



To:                  State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda,Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, June 27, 2019


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. CT (9:00 MT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET). The conference call number is 712-775-7270and enter access code998717#.  Please note that this is our new conference call number.  The proposed agenda for our call follows:


Discussion: Governors’ Clean Energy Coalition — Larry Pearce, David Terry

We are entering a new era in which governors are increasingly setting bold clean energy goals and challenging the public and private sectors to partner in advancing both economic development and renewable power solutions.  Renewable energy, energy storage, carbon capture, and low carbon transportation fuels will all likely be needed to meet these energy goals.”


Governors’ Clean Energy Coalition (draft-6-23-19)


Governors’ Clean Energy Actions

Hawaii Governor Ige — 100% renewables by 2045

New York Governor Cuomo — 100 % clean, carbon-free by 2040

California Governor Newsom — 100 % renewables by 2045

Colorado Governor Polis —100% renewables by 2040

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf — 21% carbon emission reductions by 2025

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper — reduce energy consumption by 40%

New Mexico Governor Grisham — 50% renewables by 2030

Maryland Governor Hogan — 100% clean, carbon free by 2040



FERC, Seam Study, and Order 1000, PURPA — Rob Gramlich, Grid Strategies

“The chairman had told state utility commissioners that among his policy priorities were grid resilience, cybersecurity, reform of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), integrating renewables into wholesale power markets, encouraging energy storage and reforming transmission incentives. Chatterjee said he does not know anything about the timing of a White House nomination of a commissioner to replace McIntyre. But he reiterated the commission “speaks loudest when it speaks with one voice, with a full complement of commissioners.” He acknowledged that many industry sectors want to see FERC finalize an order on how to allow aggregated distributed energy resources such as solar into wholesale markets.”  — E&E







Washington Update — David Terry

            Financing Our Energy Future Act 





American Wind Week, August 11-17, 2019— Larry Pearce

American Wind Week is a celebration of how wind works for the states. Elected officials and wind supporters join together at events at wind farms and wind manufacturing facilities to show their support. Events are already scheduled in Texas, Iowa, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota, with dozens of other events still in the works. 

ContactGreg Alvarezat AWEA for more information, 202-257-3956.



Next Call is at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, July 25, 2019  


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