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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

August 26, 2015

President Obama launches an 11-day ‘climate tour’ to broaden clean energy use

Brittany Patterson, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-08-26 06:29:02

Federal investment has spurred innovation in solar and wind power technologies, and now is “not the time to pull back on those investments,” President Obama said yesterday. Speaking at the eighth annual National Clean Energy Summit, hosted by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Obama touted clean, renewable energy as a way to not only cut emissions that contribute to climate change but also create jobs and grow the economy. For Congress and other naysayers, the president had little patience. [ read more … ]

Reid bashes Nev. utility over rooftop solar stance

Geof Koss, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-08-26 06:29:29

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) yesterday used the bully pulpit of his annual Clean Energy Summit to lean on his home state’s chief power provider, which is embroiled in a closely watched battle over rooftop solar. Reid repeatedly castigated NV Energy over its position in the rooftop solar fight, which pits the state’s dominant utility against its burgeoning solar industry.
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Brown urges Congress to think big on climate, Lake Tahoe

By David Siders,¬†Sacramento Bee  •    •  Posted 2015-08-26 06:30:00

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) repeated calls to “decarbonize the economy” while speaking at an annual conference on the state of Lake Tahoe yesterday as officials are increasingly concerned about the effect of wildfires on the lake. Because drought conditions increase fire risk, many scientists are concerned that rising global temperatures may worsen both wildfires and the effects of California’s drought. [ read more … ]

Republicans don’t regret sinking Waxman-Markey

Jean Chemnick, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2015-08-26 06:28:41

In the fierce congressional fight over comprehensive climate change legislation in 2009-10, the Obama administration warned it would act to curb heat-trapping emissions if lawmakers faltered. Enter the Clean Power Plan, U.S. EPA’s regulatory push to overhaul the nation’s power grid. [ read more … ]

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