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May 12, 2016

‘We’re not ready to go to conference’ — Upton

Geof Koss, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-05-12 05:30:19

A key Republican last night said the House is unlikely to name conferees to reconcile the competing energy bills this week, thereby punting on a development that was expected and stalling progress on the legislation. Before the recess, members and aides said conferees could be named as early as this week, but House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) yesterday said the lower chamber is still mapping out its strategy [ read more … ]

New Mexico breezes into wind-energy gigawatt club

By Kevin Robinson-Avila, Journal Staff Writer  •    •  Posted 2016-05-12 05:30:46

New Mexico became the seventeenth state in the U.S. in December to surpass the 1,000-megawatt mark for installed wind energy capacity, following the startup of a 250-megawatt wind farm in Roosevelt County. New Mexico is now generating 1,112 MW of electricity from a dozen utility-scale wind installations, or enough electricity to power 190,000 homes every year, according to a recent report from the American Wind Energy Association. [ read more … ]

Dong Energy, Wind Power Operator, to Pursue I.P.O. in Copenhagen

By CHAD BRAY, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2016-05-12 05:31:34

Dong Energy, the Danish utility and the world’s largest offshore wind energy operator, said on Thursday that it planned to list its shares in an initial public offering in Copenhagen. The company first announced plans to pursue an I.P.O. in September after a review.
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Wind power prospects may hinge on gas price, government

Bill Loveless, USA TODAY  •    •  Posted 2016-05-12 05:32:06

Fresh government support and growing interest from the utility industry is building expectations that wind power will thrive in the U.S. in coming years. Among the latest such assessments is a new report from Fitch Ratings, which sees the industry steadily expanding its share of the nation’s electricity market. “We see this environment remaining very positive for wind power for the next three to four years,” said Maude Tremblay, director of corporate finance at Fitch, an author of the report.
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A Powerful 1-2 Punch: Renewable Energy Tax Credits and the Clean Power Plan

By Jeff Deyette, Union of Concerned Scientists  •    •  Posted 2016-05-12 05:31:10

The clean energy transition is well underway in the United States, but strong policies are needed to keep the momentum going. Today the Union of Concerned Scientists is releasing a new analysis showing how two federal measures—the recently extended wind and solar tax credits and the Clean Power Plan—can work together to provide a powerful and affordable boost for clean energy while helping to cut power sector carbon emissions. What’s more, our analysis finds these policies can also deliver significant economic and health benefits to consumers nationwide.
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