Please add the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition to your address book for uninterrupted delivery
View this email in a web browser.
Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 28, 2019

Top Story

Trump says windmill power isn’t working. His Energy secretary disagrees

By Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2019-08-28 04:34:03

President Trump scoffed yet again at a source of electricity championed by his own energy secretary, saying wind power doesn’t work “all that well.” “We’re the No. 1 energy producer in the world,” Trump said at the end of a summit of the Group of 7 in Biarritz, France. “I’m not going to lose that wealth on dreams, on windmills, which, frankly are not working all that well.” [ read more … ]

Policy & Politics

The Amazon rainforest is on fire. Climate scientists fear a tipping point is near

By JULIA ROSEN, Los Angles Times  •    •  Posted 2019-08-28 04:35:14

Flames are spreading across the Amazon rainforest this summer, spewing millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each day. But scientists say that’s not their biggest concern. They’re far more worried about what the fires represent: a dramatic increase in illegal deforestation that could deprive the world of a critical buffer against climate change. [ read more … ]

Report Confirms Wind Technology Advancements Continue to Drive Down the Cost of Wind Energy

By Ryan Wiser, Lawrence Berkley Lab  •    •  Posted 2019-08-28 04:34:48

Wind energy pricing remains attractive, according to a report released by the U.S. Department of Energy and prepared by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). With prices averaging below 2 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) for newly built projects, wind is competitive with other generation sources. [ read more … ]

Clean energy groups urge FERC to support transmission investment incentives

By Robert Walton, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2019-08-28 04:35:45

Eighteen groups dubbed the Grid Advancement Coalition told federal regulators they support new policies to increase investment in the transmission grid,specifically to improve operational efficiency and expand access to “low-cost remote resources.”  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in March launched a proceeding to consider changes to its transmission policy, including how incentives could improve grid resilience and whether they should be based on potential benefits.  [ read more … ]

Primary 2020

‘An agressive new thing’ –How Sanders would ramp up federal role in electricity generation

By Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner  •    •  Posted 2019-08-28 04:36:16

Bernie Sanders’ climate change plan diverges from his rivals by envisioning a massive expansion of the federal government’s role in electricity generation as a means of getting more wind and solar onto the power grid. [ read more … ]

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.