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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 27, 2012

Wind energy’s top lobbyist navigates political crosswinds

By Zack Colman, The Hill  •    •  Posted 2012-11-27 13:00:40

Though her résumé says otherwise, Denise Bode has been lobbying Congress since she was 13. It started when Bode, now the American Wind Energy Association’s top lobbyist, visited Washington with her Bartlesville, Okla., Young Democrats chapter. That’s when she learned girls could not be pages in the House or Senate. Upon returning to Bartlesville, she commissioned her father to help write a petition to change those rules. [ read more … ]

OPINION: In Sandy’s Wake, Time to Upgrade the Power Grid

By George E. Pataki, Wall Street Journal  •    •  Posted 2012-11-27 13:01:08

Another priority should be to harden and modernize the transmission systems that carry high-voltage electricity from large power plants down to the local distribution level. Modernization includes increasing the use of high-voltage direct-current (DC) transmission lines, which are less prone to failure than the alternating-current (AC) systems used throughout the country. DC lines can be buried underground or underwater, as is the Cross Sound Cable between Connecticut and Long Island, helping to enhance their reliability. [ read more … ]

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