Content Category: Policy Watch
House Committee On Science And Technology Passes Energy Research Legislation
by NAW Staff on Monday August 03 2009
The House Committee on Science and Technology has passed legislation to improve energy efficiency and advance energy technologies through research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programs. [read more]
Snowe Secures $5 Million For National Deepwater Offshore Research Center In Maine
by NAW Staff on Friday July 31 2009
Five million dollars in federal funding for the National Deepwater Offshore Research Center at the University of Maine has been included in the Energy and [read more]
Illinois Governor Signs Bill That Clarifies Bonding Authority For Renewable Energy
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2009
Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., has signed a financing bill that provides a state-backed guarantee supporting construction of renewable energy and clean coal projects that will [read more]
Michigan Representative Unveils Plan To Increase State's RPS
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 29 2009
Michigan Rep. Pam Byrnes has unveiled a plan to increase the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which would spur alternative energy production and employment. Byrnes [read more]
Initiative Would Boost Renewable Electricity Standard In Michigan
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2009
Rep. Pam Byrnes, D-Lyndon Township, has unveiled legislation designed to increase the usage of renewable energy in Michigan and create jobs in the renewable energy [read more]
Tax Credit Available For Alternative Energy Production Projects In Pennsylvania
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2009
Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has announced the availability of a new tax credit to encourage the growth of renewable energy in Pennsylvania. The Alternative [read more]
Department Of Energy Loan Guidelines Expected To Be Released In Stages
by Mark Del Franco on Wednesday July 22 2009
One week after the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its guidance for the cash-grant program, the Department of Energy (DOE) is nearing the release [read more]
Rhode Island Net-Metering Legislation Is Designed To Encourage Renewable Energy Production
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 22 2009
Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, R-R.I., has signed net-metering legislation into law. H-5461A, sponsored by Rep. David Segal, encourages renewable energy production by enabling those who [read more]
FERC Issues Smart Grid Policy Statement Designed To Accelerate Development
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 21 2009
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has released the Smart Grid Policy Statement, which sets priorities for work on development of standards crucial to a [read more]
Subcommittee Investigates Ways To Improve Wind Energy; Introduces Research Bill
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 15 2009
The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science and Technology's Energy and Environment subcommittee held a hearing to examine the status of wind and solar [read more]
Tennessee Governor Signs Clean Energy Future Act Of 2009
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 09 2009
Gov. Phil Bredesen, D-Tenn., has ceremonially signed into law the Tennessee Clean Energy Future Act of 2009. In signing the act, Bredesen was joined by [read more]
EEA Draft Includes Areas Designated For Offshore Wind
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 02 2009
Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles has released the first draft of the agency's comprehensive ocean management plan for public review and [read more]
ITC: House Climate Bill Lacks Necessary Transmission Reforms
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 30 2009
ITC Holdings Corp., an independent electricity transmission company based in Novi, Mich., has raised concerns about the lack of comprehensive electricity transmission policy reforms included [read more]
House Passes Waxman-Markey Clean Energy Bill
by NAW Staff on Monday June 29 2009
The House of Representatives has passed H.R.2298, the American Clean Energy and Security Act, sponsored by Rep. Henry A. Waxman, chairman of the House Energy [read more]
EPA Releases Analysis Of House Energy Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 25 2009
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed an analysis of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R.2454), as reported by the House Energy [read more]
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