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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 25, 2013

O’Malley expected to propose aggressive new standards for renewable energy use

By Steven Mufson, Washington Post  •    •  Posted 2013-07-25 11:46:20

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) will propose more-ambitious targets for renewable-energy use in a speech on climate change Thursday, according to people who have seen drafts of his plan. O’Malley is expected to propose boosting the state’s renewable portfolio standard, requiring utilities to make renewables 25 percent of their mix of electricity generation by 2020, up from the current target of 20 percent by 2022. The new standards would place Maryland alongside California as one of the most aggressive states in the country when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, which scientists say are speeding climate change. [ read more … ]

First Wind Energy Propose New England’s Largest Wind Farm

Joshua S Hill, CleanTechnica  •    •  Posted 2013-07-25 11:46:36

Blue Sky West, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Wind Energy, has proposed what would be the largest wind farm in New England to the Maine Government. The farm would carry 162 wind turbines and have a capacity of up to 191 MW across several towns in Central Maine. [ read more … ]

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