Content Category: Policy Watch
EPA Proposes Strict Standards On Smog
on Friday January 08 2010 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new strict health standards for smog. The agency says it is proposing to replace the standards set [read more]
DOI Issues Guidance To Wyoming Office Regarding Sage Grouse
on Wednesday January 06 2010 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has issued an instruction memo (IM) to the Wyoming Bureau of Land Management (WY BLM) regarding sage-grouse habitat [read more]
Renewable Energy Amendment Designed To Increase Use Of Renewable Energy In China
on Monday December 28 2009 by NAW Staff
China has adopted an amendment to its renewable energy law that requires electricity-grid companies to buy all the power produced by renewable energy generators. The [read more]
Legislation Would Balance Conservation And RE Development In The Mojave Desert
on Wednesday December 23 2009 by NAW Staff
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has introduced legislation titled the "California Desert Protection Act of 2010," which is designed to streamline and improve the federal permitting [read more]
Senators Introduce Measure To Extend And Expand Treasury Grant Program
on Tuesday December 22 2009 by NAW Staff
U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., have introduced a measure to spur the development of renewable energy projects - such as wind [read more]
Obama Addresses United Nations Climate Change Conference
on Friday December 18 2009 by Angela Beniwal
President Obama told fellow heads of state that he came to the United Nations Climate Change Conference not to talk, but to act. However, no [read more]
MMS To Create New Atlantic OCS Regional Office
on Monday December 14 2009 by NAW Staff
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced that the Minerals Management Service (MMS) will establish a new regional office in 2010 to support renewable [read more]
Bipartisan Senators Release Framework For Climate Change Legislation
on Friday December 11 2009 by NAW Staff
Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., released their framework for comprehensive climate change and energy independence legislation. The senators are [read more]
AWEA To FERC: Time To Reconsider Cost-Allocation Decision In Midwest ISO
on Wednesday November 25 2009 by NAW Staff
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reconsider its "harmful" order on cost allocation in the footprint [read more]
Massachusetts Creates One-Stop Agency For Renewable Energy Development
on Wednesday November 25 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has signed legislation that transfers the state's Renewable Energy Trust (RET) to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (CEC), effectively creating a [read more]
Senate Debate On Climate Change Bill Postponed Until Spring 2010
on Thursday November 19 2009 by NAW Staff
U.S. Senate debate on climate change legislation will likely be postponed until next spring, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Senate leaders. [read more]
Michigan House Of Representatives Passes Plan To Strengthen Renewable Anchor Zones
on Monday November 16 2009 by NAW Staff
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a plan proposed by State Rep. Jeff Mayes that will strengthen renewable "anchor zones" in the state in [read more]
Markey Sends Letter To Salazar Urging Cape Wind Decision Before U.N. Conference Climate
on Tuesday November 10 2009 by NAW Staff
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has urged Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar to complete a decision on the Cape Wind energy project before [read more]
CanWEA: BC Moving In Right Direction
on Friday November 06 2009 by NAW Staff
Although the province of British Columbia just commissioned its first commercially operational wind project this month, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says the province [read more]
Secretary Chu Supports Clean Energy On Tribal Lands
on Friday November 06 2009 by NAW Staff
With the goal of working to promote energy development and energy efficiency in Indian Country, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu reaffirmed the U.S. Department of [read more]
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