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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 3, 2019

Top Story

These solar workers will lose their jobs if Trump doesn’t get a China deal

By Richard Read, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2019-06-03 05:40:36

President Trump’s trade war with China could cost American families an extra several hundred dollars a year for everyday items such as suitcases, furniture and shampoo. But 150 workers at a central Washington solar factory face far greater consequences. If Trump doesn’t seal a trade deal by the end of June, they’ll lose prime jobs not easily replaced in farm country about 150 miles east of Seattle. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

The Latest: Nuclear Power Era Comes to End in Massachusetts

By The Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2019-06-03 05:40:20

The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has permanently shut down after 47 years of generating electricity. The final shutdown occurred at 5:28 p.m. Friday. [ read more … ]

Massachusetts will pursue more offshore wind power

By Colin A. Young, State House News Service  •    •  Posted 2019-06-03 05:41:04

The Baker administration is on board with pursuing additional renewable energy procurements that would double the amount of possible offshore wind power in Massachusetts, enough to provide roughly a third of the state’s electricity demand. The Department of Energy Resources on Friday released its report on “the necessity, benefits and costs” of pursuing an additional 1,600 megawatts of offshore wind power, which the Legislature last year authorized but did not mandate, and concluded that it would be a good bet for ratepayers, the environment and the economy. [ read more … ]

Utah lays claim to world’s largest renewable storage project

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2019-06-03 05:41:21

Energy storage developers announced on Thursday, along with Republican Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, what they say will be the world’s largest clean energy storage project at 1 GW. The Advanced Clean Energy Storage (ACES) project in central Utah will utilize four storage technologies: renewable hydrogen, compressed air energy storage, large-scale flow batteries and solid oxide fuel cells. [ read more … ]


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