Content Category: Policy Watch
FERC Approves Incentive Rates For Renewable Energy Projects
on Monday January 14 2008 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Xcel Energy Services Inc.'s request for incentive transmission rates as part of its plan for six transmission [read more]
City Of Riverside Adopts Green Action Plan
on Friday January 11 2008 by NAW Staff
The city of Riverside, Calif., has adopted the Clean and Green Sustainable Riverside Action Plan, a result of meetings by the city's Clean and Green [read more]
Sebelius, Parkinson Form Kansas Wind Working Group
on Tuesday January 08 2008 by NAW Staff
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., have formed the Kansas Wind Working Group to promote the state's potential to produce wind [read more]
FERC Largely Affirms Open Transmission Access Order
on Monday December 31 2007 by NAW Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has largely affirmed its rule on open access transmission, order No. 890, issued earlier this year. The order, "Promoting [read more]
Group Initiates Second Judicial Review Of Canada's Kyoto Obligations
on Friday November 30 2007 by NAW Staff
The Canadian government has, again, been served with an application for judicial review for violating the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), the Canadian federal law [read more]
British Columbia Introduces Climate Action Legislation
on Thursday November 29 2007 by NAW Staff
British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and Environment Minister Barry Penner have announced the introduction of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. The act puts into [read more]
IPCC Releases Fourth Climate Change Report
on Wednesday November 21 2007 by NAW Staff
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the fourth report in its series of climate change reports. The IPCC has worked with scientists [read more]
Governors Sign Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord
on Friday November 16 2007 by NAW Staff
Nine governors and the Premier of Manitoba have signed the Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord at the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) Energy Security and [read more]
PUC Files Petition For Rehearing With DOE
on Wednesday November 14 2007 by NAW Staff
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) filed for rehearing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC) for [read more]
Agencies Publish Draft Environmental Impact Statement
on Wednesday November 14 2007 by NAW Staff
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense have released a draft programmatic [read more]
Transmission Bill Would Help Connect Clean Energy To Power Grid
on Tuesday November 06 2007 by NAW Staff
U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, have introduced legislation in the [read more]
Commission Accepts PacifiCorp's IRP
on Tuesday October 23 2007 by NAW Staff
PacifiCorp, a six-state electric utility that operates as Rocky Mountain Power in eastern Idaho, has announced it's adding about 2,000 MW of renewable power, mostly [read more]
Senators Introduce Expanded Climate Change Legislation
on Friday October 19 2007 by NAW Staff
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner R-Va., have introduced climate change legislation proposing mandatory greenhouse gas reductions. The latest refinements to the Lieberman-Warner bill [read more]
Groups Ask CPUC To Enforce Renewable Energy Targets
on Thursday October 18 2007 by NAW Staff
Two conservation groups have asked state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities obtain 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2010, as mandated [read more]
California ISO Board Of Governors Approves Changes
on Thursday October 18 2007 by NAW Staff
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) Board of Governors has approved making changes to its federal tariff that spell out how a new financing [read more]
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