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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 1, 2013

On heels of president’s climate plan, Interior approves large Ariz. wind project

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-01 11:49:05

The Obama administration has granted final approval to a sprawling wind power project stretching across nearly 40,000 acres of public land in northwest Arizona that would become the state’s largest wind farm. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the agency will issue a record of decision (ROD) approving Houston-based BP Wind Energy North America Inc.’s 500-megawatt Mohave County Wind Farm Project. The project would string together as many as 243 wind turbines across 35,000 acres managed by the Bureau of Land Management and 2,800 acres of Bureau of Reclamation land. [ read more … ]

2 insiders take the reins on Obama’s climate effort

John McArdle, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-01 11:49:23

After President Obama laid out his sweeping climate change plan Tuesday, he turned over the keys to two women who will oversee its implementation. Obama climate and energy adviser Heather Zichal, who works out of the White House Domestic Policy Council, appears to be taking the lead on the higher-profile component of the plan, involving efforts to lower carbon emissions. [ read more … ]

Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines

by PHILIP REEVES, NPR  •    •  Posted 2013-07-01 11:49:38

A fierce legal battle is under way in Scotland, involving U.S. tycoon Donald Trump. At the heart of the wrangle: wind. [ read more … ]

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