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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 9, 2014

Governors urge EPA to boost wind with emissions rule

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-05-09 06:52:05

The Governor’s Wind Energy Coalition urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a letter yesterday to encourage states to tap their wind energy potential as they comply with the rule, which is due to be proposed next month. “Although some of our members do not agree with this proposed EPA action, we all urge you to consider wind energy as an effective and proven clean energy source for our consumers and businesses, as well as its positive impact on economic development of our states,” said the governors, led by South Dakota’s Dennis Daugaard (R) and Washington’s Jay Inslee (D). [ read more … ]

Politico Morning Energy: Exiting power plants emissions rule

By ALEX GUILLÉN, Politico  •    •  Posted 2014-05-09 05:00:40

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition — which has a number of members opposed to EPA’s forthcoming greenhouse gas emissions rule for existing power plants — says EPA should [consider] wind energy’s carbon-free possibilities. They would also like it if EPA could “give states flexibility in meeting EPA requirements [and] expedite approval of state plans,” among other things. [ read more … ]

Governors Call On EPA To Keep Wind Power In Mind For New Rules

By NAW, North American Windpower  •    •  Posted 2014-05-09 06:52:54

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has released a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing the group’s support for wind energy as an eligiblemeasure for states to utilize to comply with upcoming carbon emission rules. The EPA is currentlyworking on standards under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to limit carbon emissions from existingpower plants. [ read more … ]

Obama to Give Push on Climate

By CORAL DAVENPORT, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2014-05-09 06:53:16

President Obama will announce on Friday a handful of executive actions and private and nonprofit groups’ investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The initiatives will not amount to much in terms of energy policy or their impact on global warming. But they are part of a broader campaign to build public support for an Environmental Protection Agency rule that the White House will unveil in June. The rule, which has already run into objections, will limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants and is expected to create a major new market for zero-carbon energy from sources like wind and solar. [ read more … ]

Troubled N.J. pilot project wins millions in federal funding

Elizabeth Harball, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-05-09 06:53:32

Fishermen’s Energy LLC, a company that has proposed a five-turbine, 25-megawatt offshore wind farm near Atlantic City, N.J., yesterday was named one of three offshore wind developers to receive up to $47 million in Department of Energy funding (E&ENews PM, May 7). Of the seven contenders vying for a DOE award, Fishermen’s Energy was the only fully permitted project. But over the past several months, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has twice denied bids by Fishermen’s to participate in a state program that would obligate utilities to buy power from the wind farm, in part because the developer had not yet secured the DOE grant. [ read more … ]

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