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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 5, 2012

Obama urges commitment to clean energy, end to oil industry tax credits

John McArdle  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-05 12:43:48

With gasoline prices at historic winter highs, President Obama made his second major energy address in as many weeks today, decrying “phony election-year promises” about quick fixes and warning there is no “silver bullet” on energy issues. [ read more … ]

Bingaman floats long-awaited ‘clean energy’ bill

Hannah Northey  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-05 12:44:05

Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) today unveiled legislation aimed at boosting the nation’s reliance on low-carbon energy sources and to help meet President Obama’s goal of generating 80 percent of the country’s electricity from “clean energy” sources by 2035. [ read more … ]

In a shift on wind, DOE pledges $180M for offshore technology

Gabriel Nelson  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-05 12:44:20

Seeing a sharp decline in the cost of building wind turbines on land and growing comfort with the technology, the Department of Energy is shifting its money toward offshore wind farms. DOE said in a funding announcement yesterday that it intends to give out $180 million over the next six years, including $20 million this year, to as many as four offshore wind projects that could help drive down the cost of offshore wind farms and reassure financiers about their value. [ read more … ]

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