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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

January 6, 2015

Gov. Brown proposes 50% renewables goal in inaugural speech 

Debra Kahn, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-01-06 06:44:40

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) today proposed requiring that his state’s energy mix include at least 50 percent renewables by 2030, among a host of environmental initiatives he floated in his inaugural address to state lawmakers. As Brown was sworn in for a historic fourth term, he vowed to continue a panoply of the state’s progressive energy policies: expanding distributed generation, rooftop solar, microgrids, energy storage and electric vehicles. In addition to the renewables goal, he proposed by 2030 doubling the efficiency of existing buildings and reducing use of petroleum in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent below today’s levels. [ read more … ]

Calif. governor wants to slash fuel use, grow renewables

By Timothy Cama, The Hill.com  •    •  Posted 2015-01-06 06:45:02

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) proposed Monday to cut in half the gasoline and diesel fuel used by vehicles and get half the state’s electricity from renewable sources. Brown set out both proposals in his the inaugural address for his fourth term, as efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from California. [ read more … ]

Governors Urge Obama To Consider Numerous U.S. Wind Energy Options 

by NAW Staff  •    •  Posted 2015-01-06 06:45:36

The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition is urging President Obama to take the next steps to help states realize their wind energy potential. In a letter sent to Obama, Govs. Dennis Daugaard, R-S.D., and Jay Inslee, D-Wash., urged Obama to take immediate action to help the states harness the full potential of their wind energy resources. “We write to you again today to suggest actions that your administration can take to expand the nation’s wind energy production and improve the resilience of our energy system.” [ read more … ]

EPA rebuffs liberal legal icon’s criticism of power plant plan 

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-01-06 06:45:54

U.S. EPA today struck back at Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe’s criticism of the agency’s landmark proposal to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Tribe, a mentor to President Obama, called the proposal a “breathtaking example” of regulatory “overreach” in comments submitted to EPA on behalf of himself and Peabody Energy Corp., one of the world’s largest coal producers [ read more … ]

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