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November 13, 2018

Top Stories

Clean Energy Is Surging, but Not Fast Enough to Solve Global Warming

By Brad Plummer, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:33:36

Over the next two decades, the world’s energy system will undergo a huge transformation. Wind and solar power are poised to become dominant sources of electricity. China’s once-relentless appetite for coal is set to wane. The amount of oil we use to fuel our cars could peak and decline. But there’s a catch: The global march toward clean energy still isn’t happening fast enough to avoid dangerous global warming, at least not unless governments put forceful new policy measures in place to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. [ read more … ]

Police & Politics

House Dems plan to bring back committee on climate change

By Avery Anapol, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:36:02

Democrats are reportedly planning to revive a House committee on climate change after winning back control of the House. The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming was dissolved by Republicans in 2011 after the GOP took control, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will ask Democrats to reconstitute it. [ read more … ]

New Jersey Governor pitches clean energy at Princeton

By Daniel J. Munoz, NJ Biz  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:35:04

Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his New Jersey clean energy goals to dozens of researchers and professors at Princeton University on Friday, pointing to the potential economic benefit of boosting such an industry. Murphy’s appearance marked an effort to ramp up the state’s clean energy industry and build support for its proposals. The industry would entail the widespread use of offshore wind and community solar programs and more controversially, nuclear energy. [ read more … ]

New York issues 800 MW offshore wind solicitation as tax credits wind down

By Iulia Gheorghiu, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:34:29

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a solicitation on Thursday for 800 MW or more of offshore wind projects in the state. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will require each proposer to submit an approximately 400 MW project, along with the option to submit other proposals between 200 MW and 800 MW. The awards for 25-year contracts are expected in the spring. [ read more … ]

BLM to study large-scale N.M. wind project

Scott Streater, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:35:21

The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a detailed study evaluating a large-scale wind project in western New Mexico covering nearly 30,000 acres of federal lands. The Borderlands Wind Project in Catron County, N.M., near the Arizona border, would cover 28,917 acres of federal lands — along with nearly 12,000 acres of additional private and state lands — and have the capacity to generate 100 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power about 30,000 homes. [ read more … ]

Entergy plans $138M solar farm in Mississippi Delta

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:36:49

Mississippi’s largest private electrical utility wants to build a $138 million solar farm in the Mississippi Delta region. Entergy Mississippi said yesterday that it’s hiring a subsidiary of Canadian Solar to build the facility in Sunflower County, pending regulatory approval. [ read more … ]

Governors Urge FERC Commissioners to Lead National Discussion on the Benefits of a Unified Transmission System

By Larry Pearce, Governors’ Wind & Solar Energy Coalition  •    •  Posted 2018-11-13 04:36:16

 In a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the governors told the commissioners that a recent report by the U.S. Department of Energy addresses many of the energy policy challenges that both the FERC commissioners and governors are considering. [ read more … ]

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