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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 13, 2013

White House adviser says Obama will move soon on climate, domestically and internationally

Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-13 12:07:40

A White House adviser said yesterday that President Obama will soon renew his domestic efforts on climate change, as promised in his second State of the Union address, and follow the strides he made with China last weekend with further international engagement on the issue. Shortly after former Vice President Al Gore predicted an “inevitable” rise in renewable energy as the keynote speaker at Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-R.I.) annual Environmental Leaders Day in Washington, D.C., Heather Zichal, Obama’s deputy assistant for energy and climate change, announced that “in the coming weeks and months, you can expect to hear more from the president on this issue.” [ read more … ]

Natural gas, renewable energy will power the future Texas grid — study

Daniel Cusick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-13 12:07:58

The path to low-carbon electricity generation in Texas will likely require the co-development and integration of both natural gas and renewable energy resources like wind and solar power, a new research report commissioned by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition has found. The white paper, prepared by the Brattle Group for the Austin-based nonprofit, states that despite perceived competition between natural gas and renewable energy resources in Texas, the reality is the two sectors can aid each other’s growth and can eventually help Texas meet rising energy demand in an era of tighter environmental controls. [ read more … ]

Exelon blames ‘subsidized’ wind, markets for derailing projects

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-13 12:08:13

Exelon Corp. is scrapping expansion plans at nuclear plants in Illinois and Pennsylvania because of waning demand for electricity and competition with subsidized wind generators. The country’s largest owner of nuclear reactors today announced it would sideline plans to add capacity to its LaSalle nuclear plant 75 miles southwest of Chicago and its Limerick plant 20 miles northwest of Philadelphia in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [ read more … ]

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