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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 27, 2016

Engineers say floating offshore is closer than it may seem

Saqib Rahim, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:27:26

“This advent of new floating turbines does open up some possibilities,” David Hochschild, a member of the California Energy Commission, said at a conference here yesterday. “Thirty miles offshore, your projects are not visible. The avian impact issue goes way down. And I really think that if we can get the cost down, the future is very bright.” [ read more … ]

AWEA Brings Industry Stakeholders Together To Talk Offshore Wind

By Betsy Lillian, North American Wind Power  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:30:54

“We’re competitive here in Rhode Island, and we take a great deal of pride in knowing that we beat every other state to be the first with steel in the water and blades over the ocean,” said Gov. Gina Raimondo, D-R.I., who was recently named chair of the Governors Wind and Solar Energy Coalition. [ read more … ]

EIA report: states generating 10 percent of their electricity from wind

By U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:39:01

At the national level, wind’s share of total U.S. electricity generation has risen every year since 2001. Wind facilities produced 190,927 gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in 2015, accounting for 4.7% of net U.S. electric power generation. Based on monthly data through July of this year, wind has provided 5.6% of U.S. generation in 2016. [ read more … ]

Renewables forecasts revised up, but fossil makes gains, too

Umair Irfan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:40:50

The International Energy Agency yesterday revised its renewable energy growth projections upward by 13 percent compared to last year’s forecast for the period between 2015 and 2021. The revision comes despite a September IEA report that showed that total global energy investment was down 8 percent in 2015 from the prior year. [ read more … ]

Groups warn lawmakers against green tax breaks in lame duck

Geof Koss, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:39:50

A coalition of conservative groups is pressuring House and Senate leaders to skip the end-of-year renewable tax extender ritual in the upcoming lame-duck session. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), more than 45 groups reiterated their opposition to extending key renewable energy breaks in the closing weeks of the 114th Congress. [ read more … ]

Ulrich says American Wind Action trying to buy his OPPD board seat after group spends $50,000 touting challenger

By Cole Epley, Omah World-Herald  •    •  Posted 2016-10-27 05:40:12

American Wind Action launched in June and has supported down-ballot wind proponents in states including Colorado and Iowa. The group in July announced it would support U.S. Rep. David Young, R-Iowa, who represents southwest Iowa’s 3rd District, with $200,000 worth of radio and digital ads. [ read more … ]

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