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May 18, 2016

Latest legal twist shuffles calendars, prospects

Ellen M. Gilmer and Robin Bravender, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2016-05-18 06:45:55

With the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s surprise decision to push Clean Power Plan arguments to September before the full court, dozens of lawyers are now shuffling their schedules and planning for a new legal timeline. The court’s announcement took everyone by surprise. Instead of presenting oral arguments before a three-judge panel in early June, defenders and challengers of the Obama administration’s signature climate rule will make their case before all participating judges on Sept. 27. [ read more … ]

Trump targets Paris climate deal

Geof Koss, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-05-18 06:49:09

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is vowing to renegotiate last year’s landmark Paris climate agreement if elected. In an interview with the Reuters news service yesterday, Trump said the deal treats the United States unfairly. Even though the billionaire magnate has clashed with members of his own party, his comments on Paris are in line with GOP orthodoxy. [ read more … ]

The Oil Industry Can Teach Offshore Wind Farms How to Stay Afloat

By Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2016-05-18 06:49:44

When turbines start spinning at the first U.S. offshore wind farm near Rhode Island later this year, some energy developers will already be eyeing a bigger prize. There’s a steadier, harder wind blowing off the California coast. Those reliable Pacific gusts could yield nearly a terawatt of electricity, 13 times the capacity of all the wind turbines now installed on land in the U.S. — without consuming real estate or blocking anyone’s views. [ read more … ]

China Leads in Offshore Wind Energy as U.S. Only Starting: Chart

By Bloomberg News  •    •  Posted 2016-05-18 06:50:25

China and the U.K. are far ahead of the U.S. when it comes to developing offshore wind energy. Developers plan to put into operation the first seaborne U.S. wind farm this year — off Rhode Island — but advocates point to the stronger winds off the Pacific coast and say that’s where the industry’s greatest potential lies. [ read more … ]

Comment: Big Oil Cheerleader Robert Bryce Predictably Misleads On Wind Energy And Eagle Deaths In WSJ

By ANDREW SEIFTER, Media Matters  •    •  Posted 2016-05-18 06:50:52

Life can be full of surprises, but Big Oil ally Robert Bryce deceptively attacking wind energy in the pages of the Wall Street Journal evidently isn’t one of them.
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