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House Committee Unveils Plans For Revised RES
on Thursday May 14 2009 by NAW Staff
Details of an agreement on a Combined Efficiency and Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) that will reduce global warming pollution, create clean energy jobs and save [read more]
Democrats Reach Agreement On Climate Bill
on Thursday May 14 2009 by NAW Staff
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edward J. Markey, Rep. Mike Doyle and Rep. Jay Inslee have released the details [read more]
Maryland Governor Signs Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act
on Friday May 08 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has signed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, a process he began almost two years ago, when he convened the Maryland Commission [read more]
Iowa Bills Promote Wind Energy
on Friday April 24 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has signed two bills designed to expand Iowa's wind energy industry. Senate File 456 utilizes unused tax credits to promote small [read more]
Huntsman Signs Renewable Energy Bills
on Friday April 24 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, ceremonially signed two renewable energy bills, H.B.430 and S.B.76, at Raser Technologies Inc.'s Hatch geothermal power plant in Utah. S.B.76 establishes [read more]
MMS Rule Provides Framework For Offshore Wind
on Thursday April 23 2009 by Mark Del Franco
In a move that outlines the parameters for offshore wind and how it will be developed, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), part of the Department [read more]
Senator Calls For Streamlining Approval Of Wind Projects In S.D.
on Thursday April 23 2009 by NAW Staff
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., sent a letter to Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Administrator Timothy Meeks urging the development of a wind power permitting process [read more]
Obama Promotes Renewable Energy At Wind Tower Factory
on Thursday April 23 2009 by NAW Staff
President Obama visited Newton, Iowa-based Trinity Structural Towers, the former Maytag appliance factory that now produces towers for wind energy production and employs dozens of [read more]
Biden Outlines Funding For Smart-Grid Initiatives
on Friday April 17 2009 by NAW Staff
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Vice President Joseph Biden has outlined plans to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart-grid technology [read more]
Sebelius Signs Renewable Energy Legislation
on Wednesday April 08 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has signed a bill to modify the Kansas Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act. S.B.108 revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act [read more]
FERC Releases Proposed Policy Statement On Smart-Grid Development
on Wednesday April 01 2009 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accelerated development of a smarter grid for the nation's electric transmission system with a proposed policy statement and [read more]
Corzine Signs Clean Energy Legislation
on Wednesday April 01 2009 by NAW Staff
Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., has signed three pieces of legislation that will help support co-generation projects and the development of solar energy and wind [read more]
Draft Of New Clean Energy Legislation Released
on Wednesday April 01 2009 by NAW Staff
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey have released a draft of clean energy legislation [read more]
New Hampshire Climate Action Plan Released
on Tuesday March 31 2009 by NAW Staff
The Climate Change Policy Task Force has released the New Hampshire Climate Action Plan and created a public/private partnership that will oversee and guide the [read more]
Wind Power Reform Bills Fail In Maryland Legislature
on Monday March 30 2009 by NAW Staff
A package of bills aimed at stiffening wind power regulations in Maryland have failed in the General Assembly, the Associated Press reports. According to Republican [read more]
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