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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 7, 2013

Front-runner for FERC may be clean slate that Obama’s looking for

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-10-07 06:51:37

Colette Honorable, the top contender to replace President Obama’s fallen nominee to lead the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gives the White House exactly what it’s looking for after a bloody, unsuccessful confirmation fight: [ read more … ]

Al Gore slams Binz’s foes as ‘global warming polluters and their lobbyists’

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-10-07 06:51:54

Former Vice President Al Gore weighed in on the demise of President Obama’s nominee for Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman on Twitter yesterday, calling the opponents of former Colorado regulator Ron Binz “global warming polluters and their lobbyists.” Gore also called Binz, who pulled his name from consideration after a rocky confirmation hearing, a “moderate, forward-thinking FERC chair” whose nomination was “scuttled.” Gore also linked to a Tuesday Politico story titled “Obama FERC nominee Ron Binz withdraws amid coal pushback.” [ read more … ]

Exporting Maine’s 
wind energy

By Tux Turkel, Staff Writer  •    •  Posted 2013-10-07 06:52:11

Maine’s wind power industry is poised to see its biggest period of growth since the state’s first major project was built six years ago, a surge brought on by unprecedented demand for renewable energy in southern New England and by evolving technology that has lowered the cost of producing electricity. [ read more … ]

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