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July 18, 2013

Xcel to boost its wind power in Upper Midwest by 33 percent

Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune Updated: July 16, 2013 – 9:26 PM  •    •  Posted 2013-07-18 12:40:52

Xcel Energy on Tuesday announced its single largest increase in wind generation in the Upper Midwest, saying it will add three large wind farms in Minnesota and North Dakota. The additional 600 megawatts of electricity, enough to serve 180,000 homes, is a 33 percent increase over the Minneapolis-based utility‚Äôs existing wind capacity of 1,800 megawatts in the region. [ read more … ]

Clinton urges climate action as headquarters is named in his honor

Jason Plautz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-07-18 12:41:22

President Clinton today said efforts to bolster the world’s economy rest on a commitment to a “sustainable, green, shared future” at a ceremony that renamed U.S. EPA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters in his honor. “It’s not just that you can grow the economy and have a sustainable future,” he said. “It is the only way to do it.” [ read more … ]

Former EPA senior policy counsel Sussman discusses agency’s actions on emissions standards

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted 2013-07-18 12:41:41

How willing is U.S. EPA to compromise with industry on its power plant emissions standards? During today’s OnPoint, Robert Sussman, the former senior policy adviser at EPA, gives his take on the key hurdles facing the agency as it tries to meet President Obama’s aggressive timeline for new and existing power plant emissions standards. Sussman, who departed the agency earlier this month, also discusses how the holdup of Gina McCarthy’s confirmation as administrator has affected operations and slowed the progress of agency projects.
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