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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 22, 2019

Top Story

Moniz leads push for clean energy innovation

By Jeremy Dillon, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-11-21 15:44:54

“Let me deliver the punchline up front: The scale and pace needed for the low-carbon energy transition, which is underway, has come to be understood as much greater than was put forward just four years ago at the Paris COP21 meeting, and DOE stands at the center of the energy science and technology innovation solutions that will position the United States for economic, environmental and security success in that transition,” Moniz said. [ read more … ]

Wind Energy

Can America’s First Floating Wind Farm Help Open Deeper Water to Clean Energy?

BY KRISTOFFER TIGUE, Inside Climate News  •    •  Posted 2019-11-21 15:43:58

Maine is perhaps the greatest untapped potential for harnessing its ocean breezes for electricity could soon have turbines spinning off its coast after years of political resistance. It’s a small project—up to two offshore wind turbines serving as many as 9,000 homes—but it would blaze a new trail: If all goes as planned, in 2022, Aqua Ventus will become the first floating offshore wind farm in the nation. [ read more … ]

Solar Energy

DOE picks solar office chief

By Lesley Clark and Christa Marshall, E&E News reporters  •    •  Posted 2019-11-21 15:43:11

The Department of Energy has tapped agency official Becca Jones-Albertus to lead its solar office, according to an email obtained by E&E News. Jones-Albertus has been with the Solar Energy Technologies Office since 2013, most recently as its deputy director. She will replace former Director Charlie Gay, who earned the nickname “Dr. Solar” and retired from federal service on Nov. 1. [ read more … ]


Democrats use debate to target fossil fuels

By Timothy Cama, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2019-11-21 15:44:22

Democratic presidential hopefuls Tom Steyer and Joe Biden briefly clashed during last night’s primary debate over their records and plans to address climate change. Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund manager, is polling near the bottom of the 10-candidate pack that qualified for last night’s debate in Atlanta under the Democratic National Committee’s standards. [ read more … ]


Tesla Unveiled Its Electric Pickup Truck. It’s Pointy.

By Karen Zraick, Neal Boudette and Daniel Victor, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2019-11-22 04:13:44

Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, on Thursday unveiled the “Cybertruck,” an electric pickup truck that the company hopes will rival Ford’s best-selling F-150 line. Its design ensured it would certainly stand out on the road. Looking little like traditional pickup trucks, the Cybertruck, which will start at $39,900, has a stainless steel exterior with a triangular roof. “Trucks have been the same for a very long time,” Mr. Musk said at an event in Los Angeles. “Like a hundred years, trucks have been basically the same. We want to try something different.”
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