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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 26, 2020

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Oregon Senate Republicans walk out over climate cap-and-trade bill

By Hillary Borrud, The Oregonian/OregonLive  •    •  Posted 2020-02-25 15:57:07

Republicans in the Oregon Senate fled the Capitol on Monday to stop Democrats’ bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions after the plan cleared a legislative budget committee earlier in the day. At Monday’s 11 a.m. Senate floor session, just one Republican showed up: Sen. Tim Knopp of Bend. Democrats waited as sergeants at arms searched Capitol offices to see if they could round up any other Republicans. But they were unable to find any, so Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, adjourned the chamber until Tuesday. [ read more … ]


PJM weighs response to state carbon pricing

By Rod Kuckro, E&E News reporter  •    •  Posted 2020-02-25 15:57:38

Participants in the nation’s largest electricity market will meet today to continue weighing the merits of adjusting rules to account for some member states moving to reduce carbon emissions. The meeting of the PJM Interconnection Carbon Pricing Senior Task Force in Audubon, Pa., will focus on a PJM study looking at the potential effects different carbon-pricing scenarios could have on the region it serves. [ read more … ]


In state after state, climate change emerges as a key issue for Democratic voters

By Brady Dennis, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2020-02-25 15:56:49

Climate change emerged as a front-burner issue in every state so far in this Democratic presidential primary season, in ways difficult to fathom only a few years ago. Democratic hopefuls are talking about the problem more than ever on the campaign trail, bemoaning Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and bashing his relentless rollback of U.S. environmental regulations. In Iowa, where wind energy is booming and residents have endured historic flooding, climate change ranked as the second-most-important issue among voters in the recent caucuses. It was eclipsed only by health care, according to an entrance poll conducted by Edison Media Research. [ read more … ]


NACFE envisions more electric trucks for regional hauls

By Jim Stinson, Utility Dive  •    •  Posted 2020-02-25 15:56:25

Regional trucking operations should be early adopters of electric trucks, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) said in a news release on Sunday. NACFE received a major grant on Jan. 1 from the Hewlett Foundation and the ClimateWorks Foundation to study how battery-electric vehicles will best fit into the regional haul market [ read more … ]

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