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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 18, 2016

To:                 State Representatives

From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative

Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

National Offshore Wind Strategy Patrick Gilman, U.S. Department of Energy

National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating The Development Of The Offshore Wind Industry In The United States

Energy Secretary Moniz and Interior Secretary Jewell Announce New National Offshore Wind Strategy to Drive Deployment

Governors Call on Congress to Develop National Offshore Wind Energy Policy

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

Easing offshore challenges, officials hope for more turbines ‘soon’

Can America’s first farm help resurrect manufacturing?


How Much Lower Can Wind Energy Costs Drop?Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Presentation: How Much Lower Can Wind Energy Costs Drop?, Ryan Wiser

Forecasting Wind and Energy Costs & Cost Drivers: The Views Of The World’s Leading Experts

Wind power is going to get a lot cheaper as wind turbines get even more enormous

Scientists predict massive drop in wind energy costs


A National Challenge: Transmission and Grid Development — Rob Gramlich, American Wind Energy Association

The birth and troubled childhood of an American supergrid

Promoters of cleaner electric grid zapped by roadblocks

Can the U.S. develop a supergrid before China?

Wind Power Transmission Project in Plains Earns U.S. Approval


Update: Governors’ Offshore Wind Summit 2016, October 24, Providence, Rhode Island — Larry Pearce

Governors’ wind summit in conjunction with AWEA’s Offshore WindPower Conference 2016 AWEA Offshore Wind Conference, October 25-26 Providence, Rhode Island

Governors’ Invitation to Offshore Wind Energy Summit

Link to conference and housing: Crown Plaza Reservation booking code: AWE

Invitations to state officials

Governors Call on Congress to Develop National Offshore Wind Policy



Washington Update — David Terry, Larry Pearce

            Appropriations and energy bills


Letters and activities — Larry Pearce  

            Executive action letter to President Obama

Draft coalition comments on EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program Design Details

Identify wind and solar-related topics for presidential transition memo


October Call Cancelled. Next monthly conference call at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, November 10, 2016 (note date change because of Thanksgiving) A solar energy policy and technology update will be featured in November’s call.

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