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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 10, 2014


By ALEX GUILLEN, Politico  •    •  Posted 2014-02-10 06:53:27

DAUGAARD HEADS GOVERNORS WIND GROUP: The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has selected South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard as its new chairman and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee as vice chairman. “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,” Daugaard said in a statement. [ read more … ]

Firm seeks to harness Wyoming’s wind energy for California

By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times  •    •  Posted 2014-02-10 06:54:16

Miller, a wiry man who spent much of his career in the oil and gas business, is in charge of building a massive wind farm on a cattle ranch owned by Anschutz Corp., better known in Los Angeles as co-owner of Staples Center. It would produce as much power as three nuclear reactors, making it the largest wind-generation facility in the nation, if not the world. But not a single kilowatt would be consumed in Wyoming. Instead, it would feed a new 750-mile transmission line to the California grid, where the electricity would help California’s crusade against global warming, while much of Wyoming continues to rely on the fuel that is one of the big contributors to climate change: coal. [ read more … ]

McCarthy Says Power Plant Climate Rule Will Push Efficiency, Renewables

Chris Knight, Inside EPA  •    •  Posted 2014-02-10 06:54:44

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is publicly confirming that the agency’s first-time climate rule for existing power plants will offer a way to “incent” energy efficiency and renewable energy, remarks observers say are the clearest signals to date that EPA plans to accommodate a widespread request from states and others to offer beyond-the-fenceline credit for programs that cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [ read more … ]

Reid, top Dems ask grid overseers to probe protections

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-10 06:55:05

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other top Democratic senators today asked federal grid overseers to determine whether “minimum standards” are needed to better protect the U.S. grid following a high-profile and mysterious attack on the grid in California that’s grabbing national headlines. [ read more … ]

Iowa Wind energy conference to be held March 11-12

Iowa Wind Energy Association  •    •  Posted 2014-02-08 06:47:04

Wind energy industry leaders, elected officials and policy specialists will gather in Ankeny on March 11-12 for the 7th Annual Iowa Wind Power Conference. The Iowa Wind Energy Association’s conference will be held at the FFA Enrichment Center on the Des Moines Area Community College campus. [ read more … ]

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