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Wind Industry Welcomes New Alberta Premier-Designate
by NAW Staff on Monday September 08 2014
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
by Richard Krauze on Monday September 08 2014
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
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 03 2014
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
by NAW Staff on Tuesday August 26 2014
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?
by Matthew Ahrens & Meghan Gabriel on Thursday August 21 2014
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]
Wind Coalition Makes Its Case To Texas Regulators Mulling Over New EPA Plan
by NAW Staff on Friday August 15 2014
The Wind Coalition has urged Texas regulators to keep wind power in mind when considering how the state could meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's [read more]
House Republicans Make Another Push To End The Wind PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday August 14 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., is leading yet another attack against the wind production tax credit (PTC). He and 53 other representatives have jointly issued [read more]
IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday August 12 2014
On Aug. 8, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to wind developers and investors further spelling out what it means for a wind project [read more]
WTO Upholds Ruling Against China's Export Policy On Rare Earths
by NAW Staff on Monday August 11 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected China's appeal of a ruling that found the country violated trade rules by restricting the export of rare [read more]
Report: Upcoming Elections Are Critical To New England's Clean Energy Future
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 31 2014
The upcoming elections in November will be central in deciding the fate of the clean energy industry in New England, according to a new report [read more]
Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 30 2014
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed amendments to the Bring Jobs Home Act before the U.S. Senate that would restore tax incentives for wind [read more]
EPA Holds Public Hearings On Proposed Clean Power Plan
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 29 2014
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has kicked off four two-day public hearings about its proposed Clean Power Plan, and groups from around the [read more]
Sierra Club Points Finger At Nine More House Members For Wind PTC Inaction
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 23 2014
The Sierra Club is continuing its nationwide ad blitz to urge Congress to renew the production tax credit (PTC) by targeting nine more members of [read more]
Trade Reps Launch Global Talks To Eliminate Tariffs On Environmental Goods
by NAW Staff on Friday July 11 2014
Diplomats from 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) members have launched a set of plurilateral talks intended to eliminate tariffs on so-called "environmental goods" - products [read more]
FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?
by David Plumpton on Thursday July 10 2014
[Editor's note: On June 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced it would issue a five-year programmatic eagle take permit to EDF Renewable [read more]
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