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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 22, 2013

Bipartisan bill expanding MLP access to be reintroduced this week

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-04-22 11:41:57

A bipartisan group of senators this week will resume its efforts to allow clean energy companies to take advantage of favorable tax rules that have benefited the fossil fuel industry for decades. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) on Wednesday will reintroduce the “Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act” with co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), an aide said yesterday. Moran co-sponsored the bill last year. Murkowski is the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Stabenow chairs a Finance Committee subpanel focused on energy tax issues. [ read more … ]

Harness the wind: Clean Line Energy Partners eyes sending Western electricity to Tennessee

by Dave Flessner, Times Free Press  •    •  Posted 2013-04-22 11:42:15

Developers of what would be America’s biggest wind power transmission line have scaled back their initial plans to wheel so much electrical power from Texas and Oklahoma to the Tennessee Valley. But the Houston company proposing to build the 700-mile power line insists its $2 billion proposal — half the size of the original 2009 plan — still makes economic and environmental sense for TVA and other Southeastern utilities. [ read more … ]

Wind-energy company sets sights on Oregon coast

The Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2013-04-22 11:42:41

A Washington company intends to moor five wind turbines off the Oregon coast, and hopes the project dovetails with a separate proposal for liquefied natural gas. [ read more … ]

In Europe, Paid Permits for Pollution Are Fizzling

By STANLEY REED and MARK SCOTT, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-04-22 11:43:02

On a showery afternoon last week in West London, a ripple of enthusiasm went through the trading floor of CF Partners, a privately owned financial company. The price of carbon allowances, shown in green lights on a board hanging from the ceiling, was creeping up toward three euros. That is pretty small change — $3.90, or only about 10 percent of what the price was in 2008. But to the traders it came as a relief after the market had gone into free fall to record lows two days earlier, after the European Parliament spurned an effort to shore up prices by shrinking the number of allowances. [ read more … ]

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