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July 3, 2013

Sioux tribes plan large-scale wind energy project

By KRISTI EATON, Associated Press  •    •  Posted 2013-07-03 12:04:47

A group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota are hoping to pump some much-needed revenue into their economies with an ambitious wind project, but some wind industry experts question whether the tribes understand the hurdles they face with such a large-scale development. Leaders from six Sioux tribes announced plans at last month’s Clinton Global Initiative to develop a renewable energy project that would generate 1 to 2 gigawatts of power annually. Funding for the up to $3 billion project would come from the sale of bonds by a new multi-tribal power authority as well as donations to a website. [ read more … ]

Obama announces picks for FERC, USDA

Amanda Peterka and Hannah Northey, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2013-07-03 12:05:07

President Obama yesterday announced several nominations, including two for vacant positions in the Department of Agriculture and one in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The president nominated senior USDA policy adviser Robert Bonnie to oversee conservation activities and the Forest Service; USDA Chief of Staff Krysta Harden to fill the department’s No. 2 position; and Ron Binz, Colorado’s former top utility regulator, to replace outgoing FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff. [ read more … ]

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