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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 21, 2018

Top Stories

Clean energy groups outline principles for PJM capacity market reform

By Gavin Bade, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2018-09-21 04:34:45

A coalition of renewable energy, nuclear power and consumer advocacy groups on Wednesday released a set of principles they say should guide the rewrite of capacity market rules for the PJM Interconnection, the nation’s largest wholesale power market. New market rules should protect states’ ability to meet clean energy goals like preserving nuclear plants or deploying more renewable resources, the groups wrote. They should also prevent states from paying for duplicate capacity for renewables and nuclear plants that may not participate in capacity markets under new rules. [ read more … ]

RES Americas cancels 600 MW wind project in Indiana

By Peter Maloney, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2018-09-21 04:36:17

RES Americas has pulled the plug on a 600 MW wind farm in Indiana, citing “interconnection issues.” The wind project became a center of controversy in Cass and Miami counties where the project was sited and where some landowners were looking forward to tax revenues and lease payments from the wind farm. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

Solar Is Worth More on Long Island Than Anywhere Else in U.S.

By Chris Martin, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2018-09-21 04:36:35

The best place to generate cash from a solar farm in the U.S. isn’t California or sunny Florida — it’s Long Island. While New York ranks 11th in the country in terms of solar capacity, photovoltaic power there can sell for more than anywhere else in the continental U.S., according to a report Thursday from Bloomberg NEF. [ read more … ]

Germany expected to have 1M electric cars by 2022

By The Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2018-09-21 04:36:52

Germans are beginning to embrace electric cars, with experts predicting the country will have a million hybrid or battery-electric vehicles on the road by 2022. The government originally aimed to have that many e-cars in Germany by 2020, but slow uptake in the land of the Autobahn forced it to abandon that goal. [ read more … ]

Refinery-backed interests warn against expanding EV credits

Jenny Mandel, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-09-21 04:37:04

A coalition of groups backed by the petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch is urging lawmakers to freeze electric vehicle tax credits, saying any expansion of existing subsidies for the vehicles would harm poor and middle-class households. [ read more … ]

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