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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

May 23, 2014

600 state, local officials praise Obama’s action plan, regulatory push

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-05-23 06:51:33

“By committing to clean up power plants with a stakeholder process similar to that which was used for other Clean Air Act standards, you are once again demonstrating your commitment to commonsense solutions that takes the challenge of climate change seriously,” the officials wrote. “This move, combined with the strong efficiency and clean energy goals also outlined in your Climate Action Plan, is key to putting America on a path to a future powered by homegrown clean energy.” [ read more … ]

Green job growth down in first quarter from last year, group says

Joshua Learn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-05-23 06:51:48

Idaho, Texas and California lead the pack when it comes to creating the most clean energy and clean transportation jobs for the first part of 2014 — but the numbers are less than half of last year’s, according to a first quarter report by an environmental nonprofit business group. Environmental Entrepreneurs’ (E2) report said that 5,600 new jobs were announced nationwide in the first three months of this year, compared to 12,000 jobs in the same time period last year. Bob Keefe, executive director for E2, used the statistics to criticize Congress for failing to act on key pieces of legislation. [ read more … ]

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