Please add the Governors' Wind Energy Coalition to your address book for uninterrupted delivery
View this email in a web browser.
Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 24, 2012

How will clean energy fare in the State of the Union?

John McArdle  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-01-24 13:04:33

As President Obama prepares for his third State of the Union address tonight, there’s no longer any question that clean energy will once again play a role in the speech. In recent days, the White House has been openly telegraphing its intent to make clean energy a focus of this year’s address. But what remained unclear yesterday was how high of a billing the issue will get. [ read more … ]

New O’Malley wind farm proposal still a long shot

Jay Hancock  •  Baltimore Sun  •  Posted 2012-01-24 13:05:05

In its most important respects, Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new proposal to build a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean isn’t different from the old one. Developers must still pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build wind turbines off Maryland’s coast. And Maryland electricity customers still have to pay for them. Everything else is detail. That’s why the project, proposed Monday by the governor for the second year in a row, still faces very long odds. Fiddling with the financing mechanics, as O’Malley has suggested, may win the legislature’s approval this time. But that’s not the same as signing a deal with a private company to start construction. [ read more … ]

N.D. regulator expected to be nominated for open seat

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-01-24 13:05:20

President Obama is expected to nominate North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Tony Clark to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today, Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said in a statement. Hoeven recommended Clark to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who then asked the administration to consider him. [ read more … ]

Coal will remain dominant but diminished power source in U.S. — EIA

Manuel Quinones  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-01-24 13:05:32

Coal will remain the dominant fuel for U.S. electricity production through 2035, but its share of power generation will continue to drop significantly, the Energy Information Administration said today. [ read more … ]

Note: News clips provided do not necessarily reflect the views of coalition or its member governors.