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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 18, 2012

House Kills Amendment Supporting Wind Energy PTC Extension

by NAW Staff on Monday 17 September 2012  •    •  Posted 2012-09-18 11:54:35

While many members of the U.S. House of Representatives are doing everything in their power to prevent the further development of clean energy, others are still fighting hard to ensure wind and solar have a place in the country’s future. As the House Energy and Commerce Committee pushed through the “No More Solyndras Act” – legislation that would terminate the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan-guarantee program – some members of the House slammed their colleagues for what many consider to be a symbolic attack on clean energy. [ read more … ]

Worst drought in 5 decades expands in U.S.

E&E  •    •  Posted 2012-09-18 11:54:50

At least moderate levels of drought affect 64 percent of the contiguous United States, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, which compiles data from federal and academic scientists. “This is the greatest extent of drought we’ve seen all summer,” said Brian Fuchs, a climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. “The drought is easing in the East, but we’re seeing more of it expand in the central Plains, Rockies and Dakotas.” [ read more … ]

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