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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 10, 2012

Leaked memo on anti-wind campaign disputed

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-05-10 11:59:00

Another day, another squabble about a right-leaning policy memo. This time the disputed document is a 10-page strategy memo appearing to detail an expensive and ambitious campaign targeting the wind energy industry. The memo, circulated by the watchdog group the Checks and Balances Project, calls for opponents of wind power to engage in messaging and media outreach efforts that “appear as a ‘groundswell’ among grass roots.” [ read more … ]

Speculation rampant on second-term Obama Cabinet, but he may choose stability

Elana Schor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-05-10 11:59:24

If history is any guide, President Obama’s Cabinet is in line to lose at least one of its top energy and environmental members should he win a second term this fall. [ read more … ]

As consumers push back against smart meters, utilities stall upgrade plans

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-05-10 11:59:48

Customer backlash over new technology for measuring power usage is slowing utilities’ efforts to upgrade their networks. [ read more … ]

Kerry may soon launch bill produced in weekly talks

Jean Chemnick and Nick Juliano, E&E reporters  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-05-10 12:00:05

One of the chief architects of an ultimately failed attempt to move climate change legislation through the Senate during the last Congress is mulling a less ambitious approach that may have a chance of passing during a lame-duck session.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has met regularly with interested lawmakers most Tuesdays to discuss the next steps for energy policy in a post-cap-and-trade environment, and he said they may be ready to unveil a product of those discussions later this year. [ read more … ]

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