A coalition of 29 governors is urging Congress and the Obama administration to set a nationwide renewable energy standard and to provide other support for the wind industry. The Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition is urging a national minimum renewable energy standard of at least 10 percent in order to allow the country to get the most out of its wind industry and infrastructure. The group is also arguing in favor of improving the nation’s electric transmission system to enable it to send large amounts of electricity from the rural areas where wind energy can be generated to high-use urban and industrial areas. They also called for legislation that will streamline the permitting process for wind projects, make it easier for projects to be built on federal lands, and extend the ARRA grant program to enable more investors to participate.