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Governors seek to boost wind energy

Associated Press / March 16, 2010

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WASHINGTON — A coalition representing governors of 29 states, including Massachusetts, is urging the federal government to take steps to boost wind energy, such as a renewable energy standard requiring utilities to produce at least 10 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2012.

The bipartisan Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition plans to make the recommendations today in a report to Congress and the White House. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report.

The report comes as Senate sponsors of a climate bill prepare to unveil their legislation, perhaps as soon as this week.

The report, titled “Great Expectations,’’ noted that some states have renewable energy standards but others don’t.