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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 27, 2014

Get Ready, Get Set, Go: Offshore Wind in the USA

By Lexie Briggs, Energy Collective  •    •  Posted 2014-10-27 04:54:52

“This is the year it happens,”Deepwater Wind CEO Jeff Grybowski said at the conference. “We are nine months away from the installation of our first foundations.” Deepwater’s Block Island Wind Farm, which is fully permitted and approved, will operate five wind turbines off the coast of Rhode Island. Massachusetts-based Cape Wind plans to lay foundations in late 2015. The project, which will be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., began development more than a decade ago. Over the years it has faced opposition from the Kennedys to the Koch brothers, at basically every stage in the process. [ read more … ]

INSIDE ENERGY: Climbing The Wind Energy Job Ladder

By STEPHANIE JOYCE, Wyoming Public Media  •    •  Posted 2014-10-27 04:55:12

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And along with that growth, there are new job opportunities for people to install and repair the 30-story-tall wind turbines. But as Wyoming Public Radio’s Stephanie Joyce reports, a unique skill set is required — the fearlessness of a pro rock climber along with the know-how of a skilled mechanic. [ read more … ]

Obama’s former climate czar savors ‘newly fun life,’ ponders next move

Robin Bravender, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-10-27 04:55:29

Heather Zichal eloped last month in Croatia, where she also biked about 30 miles per day, went sailing and chatted up winemakers about global warming’s toll on their industry. Zichal, who resigned late last year as President Obama’s top climate and energy adviser, called the trip a badly needed break after a six-year marathon that started on the campaign trail and ended with a top White House post. [ read more … ]

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