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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 25, 2014

Md. Democrats at war over Chesapeake Bay project

Josh Kurtz, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-03-25 07:07:39

Already buffeted by competing political interests over a proposal to open a liquefied natural gas export terminal on the Chesapeake Bay, leading Maryland Democrats now find themselves divided over a plan to install at least 25 wind energy turbines in the bay. [ read more … ]

Fight over state renewable energy standards renewed in Kansas Senate committee

By Trevor Graff, KHI News Service  •    •  Posted 2014-03-25 07:07:57

fight over state standards for renewable energy generation has returned to the Kansas Senate. The so-called Renewable Portfolio Standards were set in place in 2009 as part of a deal for Kansas to issue a construction permit for a Sunflower Electric Cooperative coal-fired power plant near Holcomb. But they have pitted free-market conservatives against the industry.
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NRDC’s Lashof discusses new data on economic, climate impacts of existing source proposal

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted 2014-03-25 07:08:15

As U.S. EPA nears its June 1 deadline for releasing regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, stakeholders are aggressively pitching the agency on how best to craft its rule. During today’s OnPoint, Dan Lashof, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council, discusses an updated analysis of the climate and economic impacts of NRDC’s widely publicized existing source recommendations. [ read more … ]

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