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Posted by on Fri, May 1, 2015 @ 15:05 PM


Across the country in the first quarter of the year, 100 wind power projects are under construction in 23 states—with a generating capacity of 13,600 megawatts. Texas leads the pack in new turbine projects. (The Hill)

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Energy efficiency is uniquely positioned to draw bipartisan support,” said Elizabeth Noll, energy efficiency advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council. There’s a “vast bipartisan opportunity to do much more.”

WHAT’S TRENDING

Congress’ Kumbaya – In a rare moment of bipartisanship, Congress approved and the president signed into law a bill to boost efficient power use. (Bloomberg)

At risk of extinction – A new study predicts one in six animal or plant species are at risk of extinction due to climate change. (Reuters)

So, yeah, this happened  – Rep. Sam Johnson (TX) has introduced legislation eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency entirely, closing its field offices and taking away climate research capacity and much more. (National Journal)

Missed deadline – Major donors—including the U.S. and Japan—on Thursday failed to meet a deadline to convert U.N. climate pledges into agreements. (New York Times)

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