Content Category: Policy Watch
Virginia Governor Unveils Energy Plan That Includes Offshore Wind Focus
on Wednesday October 15 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan, which highlights an "all of the above" strategy that features an emphasis on [read more]
IRS Urges Congress To Take Prompt Action On Tax Extenders
on Thursday October 09 2014 by Joseph Bebon
John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is urging Congress to promptly make a decision on whether or not to renew dozens of [read more]
Texas Comptroller Attacks Wind Power, And Industry Fights Back
on Tuesday October 07 2014 by Joseph Bebon
There's more trouble brewing in Texas. Just months after the chairwoman of the state's public utility commission issued a scathing anti-wind memo, Texas Comptroller Susan [read more]
Interior Dept. Proposes Competitive Leasing Process To Help Spur Renewables In The West
on Friday September 26 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) meant to help spur [read more]
Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?
on Thursday September 25 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and California Natural Resources Agency have released a long-awaited draft plan to guide renewable energy development and conservation [read more]
New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension
on Tuesday September 23 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa - along with 16 more members of Congress - recently introduced new legislation to extend expired [read more]
Sen. Wyden Calls For Level Playing Field For Clean Energy Incentives
on Thursday September 18 2014 by NAW Staff
During a hearing on Wednesday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called for tax reform that creates a level playing field to allow the [read more]
EPA Extends Public Comment Period On Carbon Pollution Rules
on Wednesday September 17 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will extend the comment period on its proposed Clean Power Plan for 45 days. The plan [read more]
Sen. Wyden On Tax Extenders: Congressional Inaction 'Unacceptable'
on Monday September 15 2014 by NAW Staff
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has called on congressional colleagues to revive the stalled EXPIRE Act, which would extend a slew of expired [read more]
Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard
on Thursday September 11 2014 by NAW Staff
Some states throughout the U.S. have implemented various policies to encourage renewables and energy efficiency that could be adopted by neighboring states to improve local [read more]
Wind Industry Welcomes New Alberta Premier-Designate
on Monday September 08 2014 by NAW Staff
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has congratulated new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Sept. 6. The group says one of [read more]
Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End
on Monday September 08 2014 by Richard Krauze
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said last week he intends to push for legislation that would extend the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) [read more]
IEA Warns That Policy Uncertainty Threatens Momentum Of Renewables
on Wednesday September 03 2014 by NAW Staff
The global expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA). In [read more]
New York Legislature Sends Property Tax Exemption Bill To Cuomo
on Tuesday August 26 2014 by NAW Staff
In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., a bill [read more]
Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?
on Thursday August 21 2014 by Matthew Ahrens & Meghan Gabriel
On July 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued the first ever eagle take permit. Although it has been nearly five years after [read more]
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