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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 6, 2014

Coalition Welcomes New Leadership Team

Coalition News Release  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:23:33

“I look forward to working with Governor Inslee and our Coalition colleagues to help the wind energy industry diversify our nation’s energy portfolio,” said Governor Daugaard. “We will continue working with Congress to extend the federal wind production tax credit so the industry can continue to produce rewarding careers throughout the nation. We will also support efforts to modernize our nation’s electric transmission system that is so vital to economic development in Washington, South Dakota, and throughout the nation. [ read more … ]

Interior to advance Ore. floating turbine proposal

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:24:02

The Interior Department is expected to announce today that it’s advancing a Seattle company’s plan to install the nation’s first commercial floating wind turbine facility. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Tommy Beaudreau are scheduled to make the announcement this afternoon in Portland alongside Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. [ read more … ]

Carroll County Iowa to get wind farm

Written by Matthew Patane, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:24:34

A New Jersey energy firm has set its sights on Carroll County for a $42 million wind farm investment. NJR Clean Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to acquire its second onshore wind project on 1,100 acres in the county. [ read more … ]

Georgetown Law honors EPA climate rules architect

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:24:54

Lisa Heinzerling, a key architect of U.S. EPA’s climate change regulations, has been selected for a Georgetown University Law School professorship named for former Supreme Court Justice William Brennan Jr. A former clerk for Brennan, Heinzerling is well-known for helping to lay the legal foundation for EPA’s bid to use the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases. [ read more … ]

Global wind capacity up 12.4 percent in 2013: industry data

London, REUTERS  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:25:22

Global installed wind power capacity increased by 12.4 percent to more than 318 gigawatts in 2013 led by China and Canada, industry figures showed on Wednesday. Capacity rose from around 283 GW at the end of 2012, data from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) showed. However, installations slowed in 2013 to about 35.5 GW, almost 10 GW less than a year earlier mostly on a drop in the United States. [ read more … ]

As renewables come online, business models, regulatory structures lag — panel

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-06 07:25:38

Fifty years from now, the U.S. electrical grid will look less like a one-way exchange of supply and demand than a network of interchangeable power sources, batteries, appliances and devices. It will be smart enough to balance the intermittency of solar and wind power, while simultaneously optimizing the power demands of hundreds of millions of customers — customers who know more and have more control over their consumption of electricity. [ read more … ]

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