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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

October 29, 2014

EPA asks for comment on new Clean Power Plan options

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-10-29 06:33:28

U.S. EPA air chief Janet McCabe today asked for public comments on alternative approaches to key parts of the Clean Power Plan, including its near-term targets and the way it treats renewable energy and natural gas. McCabe told reporters that the notice of data availability (NODA) was mostly “routine” and did not mean EPA was either strengthening or loosening its June 2 proposal for existing power plants. “I want to emphasize that the NODA does not change the proposal we put out in June, it simply discusses some key ideas that we’ve been hearing from a diverse set of stakeholders,” she said, adding that the agency does not expect to extend its Dec. 1 deadline for public comment to allow extra time to comment on the newNODA. [ read more … ]

Whitehouse sees silent GOP support for action on warming

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-10-29 06:33:54

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said today that a dozen Senate Republicans privately support action on climate change but are afraid to discuss it openly for fear of political reprisals. Speaking at a forum sponsored by New York University Law School’s Institute for Policy Integrity, Whitehouse blamed the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for silencing Republicans who back climate action. [ read more … ]

Wind, solar growth higher in developing nations — study

By Pilita Clark, Financial Times  •    •  Posted 2014-10-29 06:34:12

The growth rate of wind and solar energy in China, India and other developing countries is outpacing those in some of the world’s richest and most developed countries. It was previously thought that many poorer nations couldn’t afford such renewable energy technologies and had to rely on coal-fired power plants and diesel generators.
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