Governors Call On EPA To Keep Wind Power In Mind For New Rules
“We urge the EPA to appropriately recognize wind energy and other renewable energy sources that canreduce carbon emissions,” the letter says. “Additionally, EPA should give states flexibility in meeting EPArequirements, expedite approval of state plans, reduce state and federal administrative burdens, andprovide credit for the clean energy investments that have already been made to improve our nation’senergy future.”
“On behalf of the coalition, we respectfully urge you to support wind energy’s potential to further reducecarbon emissions while helping to maintain the reliability and affordability of the nation’s electricitysystem,” the letter continues.
Notably, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan recently said at theorganization’s WINDPOWER 2014 conference that the implementation of the Section 111(d) rules couldincrease demand for wind power, as well as help revive some state renewable portfolio standards.