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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 4, 2014

Governors Call On U.S. DOE To Support FERC Order 1000

By North American Wind Power  •    •  Posted 2014-11-04 04:40:33

“It’s time to begin in earnest a discussion of our nation’s transmission needs and to focus on the benefitsof getting renewable energy resources like wind to the people and businesses who want them,” saysWashington Gov. Jay Inslee, vice chairman of the coalition. “The Court of Appeals has spoken. Let’s get to work.” In a letter sent to U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Inslee and South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard,chairman of the coalition, urged the secretary to use his authority under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 topromote high-voltage transmission facilities that could encourage clean energy and economicdevelopment. [ read more … ]

Governors urge DOE to tap little-known provision to foster wind

By Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-04 04:40:57

A bipartisan coalition of governors today called on the Energy Department to use its authority to support much-needed power lines and open wind energy markets, although at least one governor who belongs to the group hasn’t signed off. The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition today sent Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz a letter urging him to use for the first time his authority under Section 1222 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to partner with power marketing administrations to develop, build, operate and own new power lines that meet certain criteria. The coalition includes governors from across the nation, including the Pacific Northwest, New England, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic and the arid Southwest, as well as Hawaii. [ read more … ]

World’s climate experts lay out ‘severe,’ ‘irreversible’ alternatives to a global treaty cutting CO2 emissions

Gayathri Vaidyanathan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-04 04:41:23

Pressure for a new global treaty on climate change grew yesterday after the completion of a landmark U.N. science report that warned of “severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts” unless global warming is tackled immediately. “This global system of our Earth is having really a high temperature,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking at a press conference announcing the report. “So when your child is sick with a temperature, you have to take all medication and, if necessary, bring to doctors. This is what we have to do now.” [ read more … ]

The illuminating journey of former East Germany: from dirty power to 40% renewable energy

Umair Irfan, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-04 04:41:44

From 200 miles above, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield looked out a window of the International Space Station at the shimmering lights below and snapped a photo of Germany’s capital. At night, the city’s streetlamps trace the roads splaying from the city center like a spiderweb. The lights and the darkness in between chronicle the city’s modern history.
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47 arrested in FERC, climate protests

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-04 04:42:01

Forty-seven protesters opposed to a proliferation of gas projects and the use of hydraulic fracturing were arrested today in front of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at locations in Maryland and New York, according to event organizers. Twenty-five protesters were arrested by the Federal Protective Service while blocking the entrances to the commission’s headquarters in D.C., said Melinda Tuhus, an organizer with Beyond Extreme Energy. [ read more … ]

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