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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 24, 2017

To:                 State Representatives


From:              Larry Pearce, Executive Director

David Terry, Washington Representative


Subject:           Agenda, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition Monthly Conference Call, Thursday, April 27, 2017


The Coalition’s monthly conference call is scheduled for this Thursday, April 27 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 Development Legislation Update — Christophe Tulou, Minority Counsel/ Laura Haynes Gillam, Senior Policy Advisor for Clean Air and Climate, U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee


Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act by Delaware Senator Tom Carper and Maine Senator Susan Collins Offshore Development Legislation, Sponsors


Secretary Perry Calls for 60-Day Study of U.S. Electric Grid — Ed DeMeo


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

Rick Perry asked for a boring, wonky study of the grid. Even that was controversial., Washington Post

Agency to study harm from renewables on the grid, E&E

Rick Perry Wants to Know if Wind and Solar Are Killing Coal, Green Tech



Washington Update — David Terry

Coalition Letter to Senate and House Appropriations Committees


White House Meeting with Mike Catanzaro March 29 — Larry Pearce, David Terry

            Follow Up Memo


Coalition’s Activities — Larry Pearce

Draft governors’ renewable energy recommendations

Draft membership invitations to governors: Cooper (North Carolina), Kasich (Ohio), Snyder (Michigan)


Next monthly conference call at 10 CT, 11 ET, and 8 PT on Thursday, May 25, 2017

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