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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 6, 2016

Obama celebrates Paris ratification

Hannah Hess, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-06 06:47:44

President Obama hailed the ratification today of the Paris climate agreement. The deal negotiated in December crossed the threshold for entry into force with the announcement that 72 countries, accounting for about 57 percent of the world’s emissions, have now officially signed on. “This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we’ve got,” Obama said in an address from the Rose Garden [ read more … ]

The Paris climate agreement is entering into force. Now comes the hard part

By Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2016-10-06 06:48:07

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify the Paris climate accord, a move that will make the sweeping international agreement a legal reality long before even those who negotiated it expected. “We made the deal in Europe, and we make it a reality in Europe,” Miguel Arias Cañete, the E.U.’s climate and energy commissioner, said on Twitter after the vote. [ read more … ]

Canada to create one agency to oversee offshore renewable energy projects

By Brett Ruskin, CBC News  •    •  Posted 2016-10-06 06:48:30

Canada is working on new rules for regulating offshore renewable energy projects, currently a patchwork of laws and procedures that can cause friction between producers and local communities. The federal government is working on a set of comprehensive rules for approving and monitoring offshore energy projects and a single regulatory board to oversee them. It’s reviewing similar legislation in United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and the United States. [ read more … ]

The future belongs to clean energy

By Anders Runevad, The Guardian  •    •  Posted 2016-10-06 06:49:12

As we close out a summer marked by uncertainty in news and events, one trend for which analysts voice increasing certainty is the accelerating pace of the clean-energy transformation reshaping how the world generates electricity. With increasing speed, global energy markets are turning away from fossil fuels and towards wind and other renewable sources, not just because they’re clean but because they’re cheaper, more competitive energy choices and offer a level of long-term certainty more price-volatile fossil fuels just can’t match. [ read more … ]

Danish suppliers study US offshore wind potential at Boston event

By Plamena Tisheva, SeeNews Renewable  •    •  Posted 2016-10-06 06:46:54

A workshop took place in Boston on Thursday and Friday last week to provide Danish suppliers with an overview of the supply chain potential of the US offshore wind market. The event, called US Offshore Wind Academy, was organised by the Consulate General of Denmark in Chicago and It gathered representatives of more than 60 companies from all parts of the offshore wind supply chain, said on its website. Offering knowledge and expertise, many Danish firms took part in a bid to create connections with potential North American partners and clients. [ read more … ]

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