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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 21, 2011

Interior Dept. approves solar, wind farms in West; pushes offshore wind in Atlantic Ocean

  •  Associated Press  •  Posted 2011-12-21 14:27:31

The Obama administration moved Tuesday to boost renewable energy on both coasts, approving onshore solar and wind farms in the West and pushing for offshore wind power in the Atlantic Ocean. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said his department has approved a 300-megawatt solar farm on public land in Arizona and a 200-megawatt wind farm in Southern California. [ read more … ]

Interior seeks public comments on Atlantic transmission project

Katie Howel  •  E&E  •  Posted 2011-12-21 14:27:56

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the department is requesting public comment on the proposed 820-mile transmission backbone. The agency is also investigating whether other developers are interested in competing for the project with Atlantic Grid Holdings LLC, which has requested right of way for the high-voltage transmission line. [ read more … ]

Wind Energy Tax Credit Advocates Urge Congress To Extend Measure

Jordan Howard  •  Huffington Post  •  Posted 2011-12-21 14:28:16

“No industry can take such a big shift in cost structure,” Nathanael Greene, director of renewable energy policy for the Natural Resources Defense Council, told HuffPost. “And this is an industry that supports almost 100,000 jobs.” [ read more … ]

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