Propst LTE: Renewable portfolio standards benefit states

Sarah Propst, Executive Director of the Interwest Energy Alliance and a 4CWRC partner, explains how renewable portfolio standards attract the positive economic development benefits of wind and solar power. These benefits include job creation,  low costs for ratepayers, and private investment that benefits local and state economies. Read the full article here.

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Propst op-ed: Extension of the PTC and ITC would help ensure continued growth for Nevada’s renewable energy power sector

Sarah Propst, Executive Director of the Interwest Energy Alliance and a 4CWRC partner, explains how the PTC and ITC have supported the growth of the renewable energy sector in Nevada, and why their extension is critical to the industry's continued success. View the article here.

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Resource Management Plan template language providide to every county in Utah

In response to interest from many Utah counties, the 4CWRC developed a guidance document that included template language to assist Utah’s counties in crafting the energy sections of their County Resource Management Plans (RMPs). This guidance document was sent to all 29 counties in Utah.

A sample of the guidance document is available here.

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Clean Power Plan creates renewable energy opportunities in Arizona, say Wadsack and Ormond

Karin Wadsack of Northern Arizona University and Amanda Ormond, a contractor for Interwest Energy Alliance (both 4CWRC partners), discuss the renewable energy opportunities the Clean Power Plan creates in Arizona. "[T]he plan will allow Arizona to pursue greater renewable development and more harnessing of energy efficiency . . . ,” Wadsack said. View the article here.

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Ormond interviewed on potential impacts of Clean Power Plan in AZ

Amanda Ormond, a contractor for Interwest Energy Alliance (a 4CWRC partner), explains why the Clean Power Plan is a positive opportunity for wind energy development in Arizona. Listen to the interview here.

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NAU publishes 2015 Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report

In July 2015, NAU (a 4CWRC partner) published the 2015 Arizona Wind and Solar Status Report. This report details the utility-scale development of wind and solar energy across Arizona, and provides information for each county, military, and tribal jurisdiction. The drafters of this report interviewed key individuals in each jurisdiction and cross referenced the findings with public reports and electric utility data.

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Wadsack presents at Hopi Tribal Council energy workshop

NAU’s Karin Wadsack (a 4CWRC partner) presented on "Tribal Models for developing renewable energy projects" at the Hopi Tribal Council Energy Workshop in June 2015. You can view this presentation here.

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Wadsack Interviewed by National Association of Farm Broadcasters

NAU’s Karin Wadsack (a 4CWRC partner) was interviewed by the National Association of Farm Broadcasters on the nuances of local permitting for distributed wind turbines. The interview took place on April 11, and the story was compiled and then shared in the WINDExchange newsletter on April 21, 2015.

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Iberdrola Renewables Op-Ed in The Prowers Journal

In April, 2015, Interwest Energy Alliance (a 4CWRC partner) member, Iberdrola Renewables (Mark Stacy, Director of Development), had a wind-focused letter to the editor placed in The Prowers Journal (Colorado) regarding permitting for their Twin Buttes II wind project.

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4CWRC Organizes Response to Anti-Wind Op-Ed

In March, 2015, the 4CWRC organized a response to an op-ed presenting misinformation about wind energy that ran in the Salt Lake Tribune.  The response op-ed, titled “Wind power blows past distortions of fossil-fueled opponents,” was submitted by David Jenkins and Andrew Fales of Conservatives for Responsible Stewardship. 

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