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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

July 8, 2014

Christie launches formal bid to remove N.J. from RGGI

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-07-08 06:28:44

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration today moved to formally withdraw the state from the Northeast’s Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) — three years after the Republican announced his decision to pull his state from the interstate compact. The Christie administration has not been participating in RGGI since it announced its withdrawal from the program in 2011, which prompted a lawsuit by Environment New Jersey and the Natural Resources Defense Council. [ read more … ]

Turbines near Broken Bow bring benefits — but not to neighbors dealing with their noise, size, ‘strobe effect’

By Carson Vaughan / Special to the Omaha World-Herald  •    •  Posted 2014-07-08 06:29:00

On the cusp of the Nebraska Sand Hills, an inch and a half of rain makes all the difference. The pastureland engulfing the town, so often a palette of browns, snaps green. Blue skies. Black cattle. A string of low, white clouds piling up like rush-hour traffic. And strewn across the horizon, just a few miles northeast of town, are 50 General Electric wind turbines standing 262 feet tall, their white blades slowly turning, shadows spilling forward, an intricate series of access roads snaking between them like a shallow prairie stream. [ read more … ]

U.K.’s world-leading plans to build out sea-based wind power get a push from Norway

Special to E&E  •    •  Posted 2014-07-08 06:29:34

When it comes to offshore wind, the near-term development of this industry depends almost entirely on whether the United Kingdom manages to strike the right balance between reining in subsidies and saving taxpayers money without completely scaring off developers. The United Kingdom already has more installed offshore wind power capacity than the rest of the world put together, with nearly 4,000 megawatts out of 7,000 MW globally. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said in 2011 that by 2020 up to 18 gigawatts of offshore wind could be deployed in the country if costs are cut to €118 ($160) per megawatt-hour. [ read more … ]

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