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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

April 16, 2014

Twelve states produced 80% of U.S. wind power in 2013

Allen McFarland, U.S. Energy Information Administration  •    •  Posted 2014-04-16 06:52:42

In 2013, 12 states accounted for 80% of U.S. wind-generated electricity, according to preliminary generation data released in EIA’s March Electric Power Monthly report. Texas was again the top wind power state with nearly 36 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity. Iowa was second, with more than 15 million MWh, followed by California, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, North Dakota, and Wyoming. [ read more … ]

At N.D. meeting, states will seek consensus on power plant rule

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-04-16 06:53:12

With only six weeks left until U.S. EPA is set to release its proposed guidance for existing power plant carbon emissions, stakeholders across the country are making their closing arguments about what the rule should look like. Representatives from energy-producing states will meet tomorrow in North Dakota to try to find consensus on how EPA should craft its proposal in a way that respects state policies and energy mixes. [ read more … ]

Mich. Public Service Commissioner White discusses future of state’s RPS

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted 2014-04-16 06:53:34

With approximately half of its electricity coming from coal-fired generation, how is Michigan preparing for U.S. EPA’s pending regulations for existing power plants? During today’s OnPoint, Commissioner Greg White, a member of the Michigan Public Service Commission, discusses the future of his state’s renewable portfolio standard and the role of coal in its energy future. He also talks about recent court action on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order 1000. [ read more … ]

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