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Energy Update: October 23, 2020

In the States

CA: Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new executive order directing state agencies to conserve 30% of all state land and coastal water by 2030. By ordering the conservation of California’s land and coastal waters, Governor Newsom says he aims to fight climate change by preserving carbo…

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Energy Update: October 10, 2020

In the States

AK: Governor Mike Dunleavy, historically a strong supporter of the fossil fuel industry in Alaska, recently expressed his interest in renewable energy projects. The Governor said falling costs associated with renewable energy could “open up some new and tremendous possibilities” for…

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Energy Update: September 11, 2020

In the States

IL: Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a comprehensive energy plan aiming to make utilities more accountable, further the development of renewable energy, promote electric transportation, and to improve energy efficiency. The Governor’s 57-point plan, called “Putting Consumers and Cli…

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Energy Update: August 21, 2020

In the States

CA: Governor Gavin Newsom is ordering an investigation into California’s utility companies after they shut off power to more than 410,000 homes during a heat wave. Utilities caused the rolling blackouts intentionally as a result of an energy shortage, but Governor Newsom argues that…

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Energy Update: July 31, 2020

In the States

KS: Governor Laura Kelly reaffirmed a 2004 moratorium on wind energy development at the Tallgrass Heartland region of the Flint Hills, an area covering 12 Kansas counties. Initially issued by former Governor Kathleen Sebelius and expanded to its current size by former Governor Sam B…

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Energy Update: July 10, 2020

In the States

ME: Governor Janet Mills announced a $170 million deal with Hydro-Quebec to provide 500,000 megawatts of discounted electricity through Central Maine Power’s recently-approved transmission corridor, the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC). According to the Governor’s office, th…

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