Content Category: Policy Watch
How Will President Obama's Climate Change Plan Impact Renewable Energy?
on Tuesday June 25 2013 by Mark Del Franco
Describing climate change as "no longer a distant threat," President Obama on Tuesday unveiled a climate change action plan to combat carbon emissions by at [read more]
House Of Representatives Defeats 2013 Farm Bill
on Thursday June 20 2013 by NA Windpower
In a 195-234 vote Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated its almost $1 trillion version of a 2013 Farm Bill, leaving the fate of [read more]
House Farm Bill Won't Include Proposed Renewable Energy Amendment
on Wednesday June 19 2013 by NA Windpower
Although U.S. representatives began debating a 2013 Farm Bill on the House floor this week, the bill will not include a recently proposed amendment to [read more]
House Appropriations Committee Proposes Massive Cuts To Energy Programs
on Tuesday June 18 2013 by NA Windpower
The U.S. House Appropriations Committee has released the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, legislation that provides annual funding [read more]
U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill That Includes Millions For Renewables
on Tuesday June 11 2013 by NA Windpower
In a 66 to 27 vote Monday, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive farm bill that, among many other provisions, includes funding for the U.S. [read more]
Colo. Gov. Signs Renewable Energy Expansion Bill Into Law
on Thursday June 06 2013 by NAW Staff
Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., signed into law S.B.252, which increases the renewable energy standard (RES) for cooperative associations that provide wholesale electricity in Colorado and [read more]
Nebraska's Heineman Signs Sales Tax Exemption Bill
on Wednesday June 05 2013 by NAW Staff
After much debate, Gov. Dave Heineman, D-Neb., reluctantly signed L.B.104 into law. L.B.104 provides sales tax exemptions for the purchase of wind turbines, towers and [read more]
Nebraska Gov. Still Undecided On L.B.104
on Tuesday June 04 2013 by NAW Staff
Less than a week after the Nebraska legislature passed L.B.104, Gov. Dave Heineman, D-Neb., told reporters he is undecided whether to sign or veto the [read more]
Nebraska Passes Sales Tax Exemption
on Thursday May 30 2013 by NAW Staff
Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that features sales tax exemptions to attract wind farms to the state. The bill, L.B.104, provides sales tax exemptions [read more]
Connecticut House Passes RPS Bill; Moves To Senate
on Thursday May 30 2013 by NAW Staff
The Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would allow large-scale hydropower to qualify as a Class I resource under the state's [read more]
DOI Plans More Streamlined Review For Pacific Northwestern Energy And Transmission Projects
on Tuesday May 28 2013 by NAW Staff
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell signed a declaration of cooperation with Oregon and Washington to expedite the review and permitting of energy generation, power [read more]
Senators Introduce STORAGE Act To Encourage Renewables
on Friday May 24 2013 by NAW Staff
U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.; and Angus King, I-Maine, have introduced the Storage Technology for Renewable and Green Energy [read more]
Nebraska Sales Tax Exemption Bill Moves To Legislature
on Wednesday May 22 2013 by NAW Staff
Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove a barrier to the development and export of wind energy in the state. The bill, L.B.104, [read more]
Wind Coalition: Keep Alive Chapter 313 For Texas Energy
on Monday May 20 2013 by NAW Staff
Wind industry advocates are urging Texas legislators to support rural economic development and energy generation by opposing amendments that would reduce incentives for wind energy [read more]
Legislative Committees Pass Farm Bills; Senate Version Includes REAP Funding
on Thursday May 16 2013 by NAW Staff
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill that includes funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides [read more]
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