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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 3, 2012

Chinese-owned firm sues Obama over blocked wind farms

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-03 11:35:22

A Chinese-owned company is suing President Obama over his decision to block construction of four small wind farms in Oregon. Ralls Corp., which is incorporated in the United States but owned by executives of Chinese heavy industrial firm Sany Group, filed the lawsuit yesterday, according to a copy of the suit released this afternoon. The company amended an earlier complaint against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and its chairman, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. [ read more … ]

Texas company’s ‘clean lines’ transmission plans progress despite tax credit stalemate

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-10-03 11:19:36

Washington hand-wringing over the future of renewable energy tax credits has not dampened a private company’s plans to build a new network of high-voltage transmission lines that could efficiently move tens of thousands of megawatts of clean energy to load centers across the country. Houston-based Clean Line Energy Partners is staking billions of dollars on the development of four transmission corridors that will rely on high-voltage direct current technology (HVDC) to move electricity mostly from wind farms in the Midwest and Great Plains to points east. Another line in the early stages of development would carry renewable energy from northwest New Mexico to Southern California. [ read more … ]

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