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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 25, 2014

Conservative groups reiterate call to end PTC

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-25 06:38:17

Two conservative groups announced today they will continue urging lawmakers to end a key renewable energy tax credit through print and online advertisements and other efforts to mobilize activists in their home states. Americans for Prosperity launched an eight-state print advertising campaign, while the American Energy Alliance said it will be spending six figures targeting nine states with online and social media ads, among other efforts. [ read more … ]

Conservative group targets GOP members in ads against wind energy credit

By┬áTimothy Cama, The Hill.com  •    •  Posted 2014-11-25 06:38:39

The conservative Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is publishing advertisements pushing individual Republicans to oppose tax credits for wind energy. The ads launched Monday in the hometown newspapers of 15 GOP representatives in eight states who have not given clear positions on the wind energy production tax credit since it expired at the end of last year. [ read more … ]

Interior sets January date to auction 742K acres off Mass.

Phil Taylor, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-25 06:39:00

The Interior Department today announced it will hold an auction Jan. 29 of 742,000 acres of federal waters off Massachusetts for commercial wind development, the agency’s largest competitive lease sale to date. The Massachusetts wind energy area could support up to 5,000 megawatts of wind generation, according to scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo. A dozen companies have qualified to take part in the online auction, which will consider both monetary and nonmonetary factors — such as community benefit or power purchase agreements — to determine a winner [ read more … ]

Sweeping regulatory document outlines White House agenda

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-11-25 06:39:19

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is working on a proposed rule that would ensure that two important segments of the nation’s energy sector — the electric and gas industries — are aligned. FERC’s proposed rule, part of a series of orders, would revise the agency’s current regulations to better coordinate the schedule of gas and power markets, a needed step in light of the country’s growing dependence on natural gas. [ read more … ]

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