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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 3, 2013

NEW ENGLAND RENEWABLE ENERGY A HARD SELL IN REGION

BY STEPHEN SINGER, ASSOCIATED PRESS  •    •  Posted 2013-04-03 11:44:11

Establishing a New England market to buy renewable energy seemed a laudable goal when governors committed last year to bulk purchases of wind and solar power to knock down the price while reducing the region’s reliance on fossil fuels. Consumers could benefit from price stability, even from costlier wind and energy power. But putting together details about what types of renewable energy the six states will buy in the groundbreaking deal is snared in a patchwork of rules, state laws and disagreements over how even to define alternative energy. [ read more … ]

Studies show economic potential of routing Wyo.’s wind-generated power to Colo.

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-04-03 11:44:29

Two new studies conclude that marrying Wyoming’s largely untapped wind power potential with Colorado’s growing energy demands would create thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars in economic activity in both states. The two studies, both commissioned by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA), are part of a broader effort by the authority to gauge the state’s wind power potential and the economic benefits of transporting wind-generated electricity to neighboring states. [ read more … ]

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