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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 16, 2011

Spending deal switches off light bulb standards

Katie Howell and Elana Schor  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-16 13:13:29

Lawmakers in both chambers signed off on the omnibus spending deal that would fund U.S. EPA, the Energy Department, the Interior Department and other agencies for the rest of fiscal 2012. The deal paves the way for votes in both chambers today, a move that would narrowly avoid a government shutdown when current funding expires at midnight. The 1,200-page conference agreement released just before midnight last night appears nearly identical to language House Republicans released as a stand-alone bill early yesterday morning, including the same steep cuts for EPA and the rider on lighting efficiency standards. [ read more … ]

Western NY wind farm gets OK from regulators

  •  Associated Press  •  Posted 2011-12-16 13:13:52

Regulators have approved construction of wind farm with as many as 59 turbines in western New York. [ read more … ]

Gov. Brown’s climate stance gains some political muscle

Debra Kahn  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-16 13:14:15

Schwarzenegger, on break from a movie set, said he was transitioning from the entertainment industry back to his former mindset. “At 10 at night I was still on a movie set slamming a guy’s head against a bridge,” he said. “Now I’m sitting here talking about renewable energy and the future of the world and that stuff.” [ read more … ]

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