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September 2, 2014

White House nominates Ark. regulator for commission seat

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-09-02 04:51:25

President Obama yesterday announced his intention to nominate Colette Honorable, a top state utility regulator and a rumored favorite for months, to serve as a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Honorable is currently slated to serve as president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners through November. If confirmed by the Senate, Honorable would replace FERC Commissioner John Norris, who resigned earlier this month to take a position with the Department of Agriculture in Rome after accusing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of blocking his bid for the chairmanship. [ read more … ]

Environmentalist tapped to lead wind industry group

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-09-02 04:52:20

A longtime senior official for the National Wildlife Federation has been selected to lead the Wind Energy Foundation, a nonprofit industry-funded group that promotes public awareness of wind as a clean energy source and supports research. John Kostyack, who for more than 20 years supported NWF’s work on climate change, energy and endangered species, will become WEF’s executive director beginning Sept. 15. [ read more … ]

GE Helps Bring More Wind Energy To New England Transmission Network

by┬áNAW Staff  •    •  Posted 2014-09-02 04:52:38

GE Digital Energy has announced that in order to support the public’s demand for wind energy, it is providing a synchronous condenser technology for First Wind’s Oakfield wind farm in northern Maine. While the integration of wind energy continues to have broad public policy support, GE explains, consumers are playing a larger role to ensure their electricity provider is using higher levels of renewable power to meet their clean energy expectations. [ read more … ]

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