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State Lands Commission Advances Offshore Wind Demonstration Project
澳门百老汇网站网址 Members Advance in UK Floating Offshore Technology Demonstration Program
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In a letter to Biden Administration officials, 澳门百老汇网站网址 explains why the proposed amendments to the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP), issued in the final days of the Trump Administration, are potentially consistent with President Biden's Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis. The DRECP resulted in completely shutting down wind energy development in vast California federal lands, and a course correction is needed to enable the wind energy development that was envisioned by the plan.
Wind Advocates Press for Natural Gas Plant Retirement Planning
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Governor Newsom Signs 澳门百老汇网站网址-Sponsored Bill, AB 1584
October 2, 2019 -- The California Wind Energy Association (澳门百老汇网站网址) today expressed gratitude to Governor Newsom for signing AB 1584, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk and sponsored by 澳门百老汇网站网址.
AB 1584, once implemented by the CPUC, will send cost signals to encourage load-serving entities (LSEs) to make decisions that reduce the need for system integration resources.