Content Category: Policy Watch
FERC Approves Transmission Incentive Requests
on Friday April 18 2008 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved transmission incentive requests for two projects slated to improve reliability of the nation's interstate transmission system. The [read more]
Manitoba Proposes Climate Change Legislation
on Monday April 14 2008 by NAW Staff
The Canadian province of Manitoba is proposing legislation to fulfill its Kyoto commitment to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Premier Gary Doer. The new [read more]
Ensign, Cantwell RE Bill Passes Senate
on Thursday April 10 2008 by NAW Staff
Sens. John Ensign, R-N.V., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have secured Senate passage of their Clean Energy Tax Stimulus Act, which extends incentives to encourage renewable [read more]
B.C. Unveils Cap-And-Trade Legislation
on Monday April 07 2008 by NAW Staff
The government of British Columbia recently introduced the Greenhouse Gas Reduction - Cap-and-Trade - Act to provide the framework for participation in the Western Climate [read more]
Bill Encourages Development Of Renewable Energy
on Friday April 04 2008 by NAW Staff
Sens. John Ensign, R-Nev., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have led a bipartisan group of senators to announce a bill to encourage the development of renewable [read more]
Sebelius Vetoes Coal Bill, Establishes Advisory Group
on Tuesday March 25 2008 by NAW Staff
After vetoing a bill that would have allowed development of two new coal-fired power plants, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kansas) signed executive order 08-03, which establishes [read more]
Thune/Dorgan Measure Promotes Wind Energy
on Monday March 17 2008 by NAW Staff
A bipartisan wind energy amendment (S.Amdt. 4200) offered by Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D. and John Thune, R-S.D., was added to the Senate budget resolution. The [read more]
PennFuture Launches Great Green Jobs Campaign
on Thursday March 13 2008 by NAW Staff
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture) President and CEO John Hanger has announced the formation of the Great Green Jobs campaign. Hanger was joined by Department [read more]
Culver Releases Energy Proposal For Iowa
on Monday March 03 2008 by NAW Staff
Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has released a proposal to reduce Iowa's dependence on imported oil and improve energy efficiency across the state. "I believe now [read more]
FERC Reforms Aim To Improve Operations Of Wholesale Power Markets
on Wednesday February 27 2008 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed new rules to improve operations in organized electric markets, boost competition and bring additional benefits to consumers. [read more]
Midwest ISO, PJM Pricing Plan Accepted
on Monday February 11 2008 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accepted a compliance filing on fixed-cost recovery policies for pricing transmission service between the Midwest Independent Transmission System [read more]
FERC Approves Incentive Transmission Rates Request
on Monday February 11 2008 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Xcel Energy Services' request for incentive transmission rates as part of its plan for six transmission upgrades [read more]
Sen. Reid Details Vision For Renewable Energy
on Thursday January 31 2008 by NAW Staff
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently unveiled his vision for 2008 to preserve Nevada's environment, while creating jobs by making the state a leader in renewable [read more]
DOE, Hawaii Sign Clean Energy Agreement
on Wednesday January 30 2008 by NAW Staff
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the state of Hawaii have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative, a long-term [read more]
Pawlenty Announces Energy Initiatives
on Tuesday January 22 2008 by NAW Staff
Through two executive orders and additional legislative proposals, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., unveiled energy initiatives that promote the use of small, local renewable energy technologies, [read more]
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