Content Category: Policy Watch
AWEA: Ohio Budget Bill A ‘Missed Opportunity'
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 30 2015
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is characterizing an Ohio budget bill as a "missed opportunity" to re-open wind energy development in the state. "While [read more]
Familiar Foes Behind Latest Effort To Whack The Wind PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 18 2015
Some familiar opponents have ramped up their efforts to eliminate the production tax credit (PTC), the U.S. wind industry's chief legislative tax incentive. Rep. Kenny [read more]
House Appropriations Bill Could Undercut REAP
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 18 2015
The House Appropriations Committee's agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 would reduce mandatory spending levels for important energy title programs, including the Renewable Energy [read more]
Gone With The Wind: Texas Threat Peters Out As Legislative Clock Expires On Bill's Sponsor
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday June 02 2015
The U.S. wind industry can now exhale, as the Texas legislature adjourned without repealing the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and its Competitive Renewable Energy [read more]
IRENA: Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component Of U.S. Energy Policy
by NAW Staff on Monday June 01 2015
Renewable energy is a crucial component of U.S. energy policy and is key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security and economic development, [read more]
EIA Analysis: Wind Energy Is The Lowest-Cost Option For Reducing Carbon Emissions
by Michael Goggin on Thursday May 28 2015
(Editor's note: The following article was reprinted with permission by the American Wind Energy Association.) Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as [read more]
Hey, North Carolina: Google, Apple And Facebook Would Like To Have A Word With You
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 28 2015
Google, Facebook and Apple have co-signed a letter opposing H.B.332 and any changes in North Carolina's clean energy policies, including the state's renewable energy and [read more]
Queen's Energy Bill Grants Local Authorities Final Say For Onshore Wind
by NAW Staff on Wednesday May 27 2015
In a speech to both houses of Parliament, the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II devoted substantial parts of her annual address to energy security - particularly, [read more]
Having His Say: Alberta Election Raises Hopes For Renewables, New Ideas
by Tim Weis on Tuesday May 26 2015
Editor's note: The following is reprinted with permission from the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) wind power blog. For the first time in over four [read more]
U.S. Policymakers Address Grid Vulnerability Issues
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 26 2015
The U.S. is more dependent than ever on reliable electric power for residential, commercial and industrial use, as well as strategic security. However, a natural [read more]
New Wine In An Old Bottle? Inside The Feds' MBTA Incidental Take Proposal
by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Andrew C. Bell on Tuesday May 26 2015
On May 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) initiated an environmental review of a proposed permitting program for authorizing the incidental "take" of [read more]
Oklahoma Gov. Signs Bills Reforming Wind Industry Incentives
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 21 2015
After much collaboration between legislators and the wind industry, and in an effort to address state budget issues, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., has signed into [read more]
Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill To End Wind Farm Tax Exemption
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 19 2015
On Friday, the Oklahoma State Senate unanimously approved S.B.498, legislation that would eliminate the state's current property tax exemption for wind developers. The state House [read more]
Senators Introduce Bill To Create National Renewable Energy Standard
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2015
Several U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would create a national renewable electricity standard (RES). Introduced by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Edward Markey, D-Mass., [read more]
Sitting At The Doorstep Of History: Hawaii Poised To Become The First State With 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 12 2015
After a vote of 74-2, Hawaii legislators sent Gov. David Y. Ige, D-Hawaii, legislation that would require state utilities to procure all of their electricity [read more]
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