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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 1, 2018

Top Story

New FERC chairman — ‘We need to take action’

Rod Kuckro, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-11-01 05:27:46

Neil Chatterjee says there’s too much facing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. That’s why he is not waiting to lead until after the Senate, following the midterm elections, considers the nomination of a fifth commissioner to fill the vacancy at FERC and break possible 2-2 votes. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

N.J.’s long-awaited pilot meets new doubts from rate counsel

David Iaconangelo, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-11-01 05:28:12

A proposal for a small wind pilot project off the coast of Atlantic City could be due for a reshaping by its developers, with New Jersey regulators postponing a vote of final approval into the winter. [ read more … ]

Floating turbines expand offshore wind possibilities

By Hil Anderson, Inside Energy  •    •  Posted 2018-11-01 05:28:25

A new gust of development is coming for the offshore wind energy industry in the United States, with high-performing turbines mounted on floating platforms likely to have a major role in the upcoming growth spurt. [ read more … ]

5 possible snags if Wheeler’s nominated

Kevin Bogardus and Robin Bravender, E&E News reporters  •    •  Posted 2018-11-01 05:28:51

If he is nominated, however, Wheeler’s confirmation won’t be easy. The battle to confirm him as EPA’s deputy chief took more than six months and ended on a mostly party-line vote, with only three Democrats voting in support of Wheeler. Environmental groups would again gear up for a fight over Wheeler and push their Democratic allies to oppose him. Soon after Trump’s comments yesterday, the Sierra Club blasted out to reporters criticism of Wheeler, calling him a “public health threat.” [ read more … ]

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