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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 24, 2014

Solar and Wind Energy Start to Win on Price vs. Conventional Fuels

By DIANE CARDWELL, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2014-11-24 06:33:26

For the solar and wind industries in the United States, it has been a long-held dream: to produce energy at a cost equal to conventional sources like coal and natural gas. That day appears to be dawning.The cost of providing electricity from wind andsolar power plants has plummeted over the last five years, so much so that in some markets renewable generation is now cheaper than coal or natural gas. [ read more … ]


BY BEN GEMAN, National Journal  •    •  Posted 2014-11-24 06:33:49

Whatever the future holds, it is clear that Podesta has already had an outsized effect. Environmentalist and Democratic strategist Glenn Hurowitz, the executive director of the firm Catapult, describes Podesta’s time at the White House in epochal terms. “You can divide the Obama administration’s environmental policy-making into BP and AP,” he says. “Before Podesta and After Podesta.” [ read more … ]

A tale of two tech giants: Amazon and Google see sustainability differently

Joshua Learn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-24 06:34:07

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. One technology giant on the forefront of renewable energy implementation has come out on why it rolled back its research and development while another, which has been largely inactive on the sustainability front, has just announced a new goal of achieving 100 percent renewable energy use. [ read more … ]

The list: The biggest wind energy projects in Kansas

By Stephanie Bloyd, Wichita Business Journal  •    •  Posted 2014-11-24 06:34:27

During the past decade, around $8 billion has been invested in the state’s wind energy industry. Wind energy generation in Kansas increased at nearly double the national average during 2013. The state’s existing wind projects are featured on a new list in this week’s paper. Wind potential in Kansas is estimated to be 952,371 megawatts, making it the second-best wind resource in the country, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Such potential is capable of meeting more than 90 times the state’s current electricity needs. [ read more … ]

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