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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 4, 2021

Top Story

White House to roll out car rules today — sources

By Maxine Joselow, Arianna Skibell, E&E News  •    •  Posted 2021-08-04 20:14:41

The Biden administration is planning to unveil new emissions rules for cars during an event at the White House featuring industry officials and electric vehicles, according to three sources. The long-awaited announcement will herald the return of the most significant climate regulations in the United States, and catapult forward President Biden’s efforts to slash emissions in half by 2030. [ read more … ]

Wind Energy

Offshore wind to revive ‘hallowed ground’ for U.S. steel

By Heather Richards, E&E News  •    •  Posted 2021-08-04 20:15:02

A Maryland offshore energy developer is promising to build a massive steel plant outside Baltimore, creating hundreds of union jobs as it assembles one of the largest offshore wind farms on the East Coast. U.S. Wind unveiled plans yesterday for the Sparrows Point Steel and Momentum Wind projects here at the site of the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. mill and shipyard, which produced steel for World War II Liberty ships and the Golden Gate Bridge before filing for bankruptcy in 2001 [ read more … ]

Apollo-Backed US Wind Seeks Approval for Turbines off Maryland

By Josh Saul, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2021-08-04 20:14:01

US Wind Inc. has submitted a bid to Maryland regulators to build a massive wind farm off the state’s shoreline, the latest proposal for such projects off the East Coast and a potential step closer to the Biden administration’s goal of eliminating carbon emissions from power plants. The Momentum Wind farm would include up to 82 turbines producing about 1.2 gigawatts of power at full capacity, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Baltimore, Maryland-based US Wind also plans a steel-fabrication facility near the port city to build the foundations for its offshore turbines. [ read more … ]

Infrastructure Bill

Amendments aplenty mean weekend work likely on infrastructure

By Nick Sobczyk, Jeremy Dillon, E&E News  •    •  Posted 2021-08-04 20:15:20

Senators are bracing for a likely weekend session and to remain in session into the scheduled August recess as they continued plowing through a backlog of more than 300 amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure package. The chamber voted on five amendments yesterday, including a successful proposal from Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to attach payment and performance security requirements for infrastructure financing, and a proposal from Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) to designate additional high-priority corridors on the National Highway System [ read more … ]

Markets

Renewable Energy Investment Rose to a Record in First Half

By Will Mathis, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted 2021-08-04 20:14:25

Investors poured more money than ever into renewable energy in the first half of the year, but the pace is far from enough to sufficiently curb increasing carbon emissions. As much as $174 billion was spent on solar, offshore wind and other green technologies and companies in the period, according to data from BloombergNEF. While it’s 1.8% more than a year earlier, the level is 7% below the previous six months. [ read more … ]

 

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