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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 12, 2013

Court ruling called a game changer for renewable power

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-12 12:25:19

A federal appeals court found last week that it’s unconstitutional for Michigan to discriminate against out-of-state renewable electricity — a decision being described as giving a major edge to clean power in the legal fight over the future of the U.S. grid. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals backed Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a plan in the Midwest to apportion costs for new power lines slated to boost reliability and ship millions of megawatts of wind power from remote areas to population hubs around the Great Lakes [ read more … ]

Zichal hedges on carbon rules while greens apply pressure

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-12 12:25:30

President Obama’s top climate adviser said yesterday that the White House would follow this weekend’s announcement with China on hydrofluorocarbons with other major steps to curb greenhouse gases at home and internationally. Heather Zichal told a room full of green energy entrepreneurs and regulators from deeply blue Rhode Island that Obama continues to rank climate change high on his agenda for the second term and will use the tools at his disposal to make progress on the issue. [ read more … ]

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