Content Category: Policy Watch
AWEA To Ohio Governor: Veto 'Wind Energy Killing' Provision
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 10 2014
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has called on Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, to use his line item veto to strike a provision in H.B.483 [read more]
Petroleum Association, N.M. Counties Sue Over Federal Listing Of Bird Species
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 10 2014
Has the wind power sector found an unlikely ally in the oil and gas industry? The Permian Basin Petroleum Association contends it is standing up [read more]
Virginia Governor Creates Council To Update State's Energy Plan
by NAW Staff on Monday June 09 2014
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has signed an executive order establishing the Virginia Energy Council, which will make recommendations for the development and implementation of an [read more]
Lawmakers Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 03 2014
U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., have introduced the Rural Wind Energy Development Act to provide an investment tax credit to ranchers, [read more]
AWEA: EPA Rules Could Be Third Biggest Driver For Wind Behind PTC And RPS Policies
by Mark Del Franco on Monday June 02 2014
Renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar, stand to benefit from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) sweeping proposal to limit carbon dioxide pollution from [read more]
EPA Proposes Highly Anticipated Carbon Pollution Guidelines
by NAW Staff on Monday June 02 2014
At the direction of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon [read more]
What To Expect From The EPA's Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Regulations
by Tim McMahan & Tom Wood on Thursday May 29 2014
President Barack Obama is preparing to announce complex regulatory guidelines for existing power plants that he hopes will define his presidency's role in addressing climate [read more]
Ohio Legislature Votes To Halt Renewable Energy Goals
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday May 29 2014
Both chambers of the Ohio legislature have approved S.B.310, a bill that would freeze the state's clean energy and energy efficiency mandates for two years. [read more]
U.S. Senate Takes Recess Without Vote On Tax Extenders Bill
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
Following a partisan feud last week that halted progress, the U.S. Senate has recessed for the Memorial Day break without a vote on whether to [read more]
Report: Policy Uncertainty Stymies U.S. Clean Energy Job Growth
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in U.S. clean energy [read more]
47 Senators Request More Study Time For Upcoming EPA Standards
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., have led a bipartisan group of 45 other senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection [read more]
Md. Governor Vetoes Anti-Wind Bill, Saves Proposed Project
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday May 20 2014
On May 16, Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., vetoed an anti-wind bill that most likely would have killed a wind project proposed near the Patuxent River [read more]
U.S. Senate Blocks Bill With PTC Extension - What Now?
by Joseph Bebon on Friday May 16 2014
The U.S. Senate has blocked a bipartisan tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax [read more]
CanWEA Urges Ontario PC Party To Reconsider Wind Energy
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 15 2014
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is urging the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party to reassess its energy policy platform and to acknowledge that affordable [read more]
Governors Call On EPA To Keep Wind Power In Mind For New Rules
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 08 2014
The Governors' Wind Energy Coalition has released a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing the group's support for [read more]
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