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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 22, 2017

California is the state that most depends on the sun for energy. It survived the eclipse without losing any.

By Dino Grandoni, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:33:35

Electric grid operators at the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), which delivers 80 percent of the electricity in a state that has more solar energy capacity than every other state in the country combined, watched intently as solar generation began collapsing here at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time as the shadow of the moon swept from west to east across the United States. [ read more … ]

The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:33:56

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning. [ read more … ]

Trump admin lets NOAA advisory panel die quietly

Arianna Skibell, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:34:14

The Trump administration let a federal climate panel’s charter expire yesterday, quietly ending the NOAA committee’s two-year run. Disbanded is the Sustained National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee, a 15-member panel of academics, industry representatives, government officials and nonprofit representatives tasked with deciding how to use the National Climate Assessment for long-term resilience planning. [ read more … ]

Manchin takes himself out of running for secretary

Dylan Brown and Hannah Northey, E&E News reporters  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:34:34

West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin over the weekend officially scratched his name off the potential list of candidates to be secretary of Energy. The question now is whether current Department of Energy leader Rick Perry really wants to make the jump to the Department of Homeland Security, according to a former DOE transition official. [ read more … ]

Editorial: Offshore wind remains one of New Jersey’s great untapped resources.

By Editorial Board, Daily Record  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:34:55

It will remain that way for some time to come. But advocates and energy companies continue to lay the groundwork for an industry that essentially doesn’t yet exist here, hopeful that the next decade will usher in wind farms rather than oil rigs off the Jersey Shore. [ read more … ]

Kansas wind-power plant announces 140 layoffs

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:35:12

A company that manufactures a part of wind turbines is laying off employees at its Hutchinson plant. Officials with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy on Friday announced 140 employees would lose their jobs at its Hutchinson plant in late September. [ read more … ]

White House adviser tapped for FERC chief of staff

Sam Mintz, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2017-08-22 06:35:39

A White House senior adviser and former Pennsylvania state lobbyist will become Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chief of staff, an agency spokesman confirmed yesterday. Anthony Pugliese has been a senior White House adviser since January, according to his LinkedIn profile. He previously worked for Pugliese Associates, a Harrisburg-based lobbying firm started by his father, Rocco Pugliese, that focuses on regulatory and legislative consulting. [ read more … ]

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