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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 7, 2012

Illinois Clean Line Wind Energy Transmission Project Moves Forward

Marcia Lense  •  KWQC  •  Posted 2012-03-07 12:50:44

A renewable energy project is taking shape and raising hope for a big economic boost for the state of Illinois and the Quad Cities. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced Tuesday that the wind energy project, called the Rock Island Clean Line, has taken a step forward with an agreement between it and the Southwire Co., which has a facility in Flora, Illinois. Together, they will build transmission lines connecting power from wind turbines in the Midwest and delivering it to Illinois and onto the east. [ read more … ]

Deal with Ill. cable plant to bring 1,450 jobs

  •  CBS Market Watch  •  Posted 2012-03-07 12:51:11

A deal between Southwire Company and energy company Clean Line Energy Partners LLC is expected to create 1,450 jobs in Illinois and boost wind energy projects. [ read more … ]

Objections could impede first major power-line project in decades

Scott Streater  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-07 12:51:30

The Bureau of Land Management received nearly 2,600 public comments on a draft evaluation of the proposed Gateway West Transmission Line Project, documenting a wide array of major policy issues that must be addressed before construction can begin on the first major power-line project in decades. [ read more … ]

New TV ads will focus on childhood asthma in bid to protect carbon rules

Jean Chemnick  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-07 12:51:48

Environmentalists will link carbon emissions to asthma in a television ad campaign that begins today. The Sierra Club and Natural Resources Defense Council are sponsoring the ad featuring elementary-school children wandering the halls of Congress with inhalers and wearing oxygen masks to meetings with lawmakers. [ read more … ]

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