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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 11, 2019

Top Story

New Jersey unveils energy plan to make state 100% clean by 2050

By Reuters  •    •  Posted 2019-06-11 04:41:47

New Jersey released a draft energy plan on Monday that provides an initial blueprint for the total conversion of the state’s energy profile to 100 percent clean energy by 2050: The plan, called Draft 2019 Energy Master Plan, advances New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s goal of 100 percent clean energy by 2050, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) said in a release. [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

US wind energy industry is booming, but tariffs pose a threat

By Kate Rogers, CNBC  •    •  Posted 2019-06-11 04:42:19

“Virtually all of our companies are hiring,” said Tom Kiernan, the association’s CEO. “We are looking for folks that want to build a career, because the men and women who are servicing a wind farm — that wind farm will be there for the next 30 years.” The association said more than 99% of these projects are in rural areas like Shenandoah. [ read more … ]

Wisconsin Sees Spike In Interest In Wind Energy Production

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2019-06-11 04:42:47

Wisconsin is seeing growing interest in wind energy as production costs decline and utilities look toward renewable energy. Michael Vickerman is policy director of clean energy nonprofit RENEW Wisconsin. Vickerman tells Wisconsin Public Radio that three wind projects are being considered in the state’s southwestern region. [ read more … ]

Wind Energy Transmission Slugfest In Missouri Over Grain Belt Express

By Tina Casey, Clean Technica  •    •  Posted 2019-06-11 04:43:04

An epic battle over US wind energy has been brewing in Missouri, where state regulators have been trading blows with state legislators over a proposed 780-mile wind energy transmission line called the Grain Belt Express. Right now it looks like wind energy has the upper hand, but this is only the middle rounds of what could be a 12-round bout. What happens next is anybody’s guess. [ read more … ]

France’s Macron to promote climate effort at G-7 summit

By Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2019-06-11 04:43:22

French President Emmanuel Macron wants an August summit of the Group of Seven advanced economies to take concrete initiatives on climate change despite divergences with the United States on the issue. Macron said that President Trump’s presence at the G-7 summit of Biarritz, in southwestern France, is not being questioned. Macron was speaking Friday at a news conference in Paris alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. [ read more … ]

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