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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 20, 2012

Texas sets record, getting 26% of its power from wind

Nathanial Gronewold, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-11-20 13:06:15

Texas has hit a wind power record, the state’s grid manager reported last week. The growth of the wind sector has stalled lately as developers wait to see whether Congress will renew the production tax credits that attract investment in wind energy nationally. Texas is still home to the nation’s largest wind power industry and is a major manufacturer of wind equipment, and supporters are hoping state leaders will encourage Washington to act on the tax credit extensions. [ read more … ]

Balance of power shifts in several state legislatures, forcing enviros and industry to shift course

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-11-20 13:06:57

In coming weeks, state policymakers, environmental advocates and energy industry representatives will realign their priorities as state legislatures convene for new sessions, but particularly in those nine states — Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin — where the balance of power shifted in state House or Senate chambers, or both.
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