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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 27, 2016

Trump skeptical of his own climate skepticism

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:40:17

“We will have 10 million more new jobs, because we will be making investments where we can grow the economy. Take clean energy. Some country is going to be the clean energy superpower of the 21st century,” Clinton said. “Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real. [ read more … ]

DC Appeals Court Set to Hear Clean Power Plan Case

By The Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:31:11

The federal appeals court in Washington is set to hear arguments today in the legal fight over President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the Clean Power Plan, which aims to slow climate change by reducing power-plant emissions by one-third. [ read more … ]

US governors swing behind offshore wind power

By David Foxwell, Offshore Wind  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:32:01

The governors asked the President to expedite deployment of offshore wind, stating that it is “an abundant source of renewable energy located near some of our nation’s largest cities and areas of electricity demand.” However, as they noted, the US has only one project off the coast of Rhode Island that recently completed construction and will be placed in service later this year. Europe currently has 11 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind installed. “A new US offshore wind sector could create thousands of jobs in businesses ranging from R&D and engineering to manufacturing and marine construction,” they said. [ read more … ]

Kitty Hawk nears takeoff

By Renews  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:31:41

The US government expects to publish a final sale notice in January 2017 for a 1.5GW commercial wind lease area off North Carolina. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) anticipates an auction will follow in March for the 122,405-acre Kitty Hawk zone, located some 24 nautical miles from shore. The bidding will start at $244,800. [ read more … ]

Trump picks top skeptic to lead EPA transition

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:32:21

Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign. Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, the sources said. [ read more … ]

Trump seeks ‘practical environmentalism’ in EPA chief

Kevin Bogardus, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:32:44

A longtime business associate of Donald Trump has two words for what the 2016 Republican presidential nominee wants in a U.S. EPA administrator. “Practical environmentalism,” Ed Russo said in an interview with Greenwire. “Not radical environmentalism.” [ read more … ]

Trump transition pick called ‘fox guarding the henhouse’

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-09-27 06:33:02

Environmental advocates recoiled at the news that leading climate change skeptic Myron Ebell is leading Donald Trump’s transition team for U.S. EPA. Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute and a prominent foe of environmental advocates and climate scientists, is spearheading Trump’s transition plans for EPA, according to sources close to the Trump campaign [ read more … ]

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