Content Category: Policy Watch
DOI Issues Five Exploratory Leases For Offshore Wind Energy Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday June 24 2009
Secretary of the Department of Interior (DOI) Ken Salazar has issued five exploratory leases for renewable wind energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), [read more]
Senate Energy Bill Includes Renewable Electricity Standard
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday June 18 2009
By a vote of 15 to 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, which [read more]
Ontario Energy Board Issues Distribution System Plan Guidelines
by NAW Staff on Wednesday June 17 2009
The Ontario Energy Board has issued initial guidelines related to accounting, funding and planning for distribution system development to accommodate renewable generation. The guidelines comprise [read more]
PennFuture Praises Clean Energy Bills
by NAW Staff on Wednesday June 17 2009
Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future (PennFuture), a public interest membership organization, has praised the House Environmental and Energy Committee for passing H.B.80, the Green Jobs/Clean Energy [read more]
Maine Governor, Congressional Delegation Propose Offshore Wind Center
by NAW Staff on Wednesday June 17 2009
Maine Gov. John Baldacci joined Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Reps. Mike Michaud and Chellie Pingree at a meeting with Energy Secretary Steven [read more]
Obama Officials, WGA Announce Clean Energy Initiatives
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 16 2009
Senior Obama administration officials have announced a number of steps that will help the West tap its clean energy potential and create green jobs. The [read more]
Maine Governor Signs Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Monday June 15 2009
Gov. John E. Baldacci, D-Maine, has signed into law L.D.1485, legislation regarding Maine's energy future. The law establishes the Efficiency Maine Trust and Board, [read more]
South Dakota PUC Issues New Interconnection Rules
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 11 2009
New rules by the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) that make it easier for small electricity generators such as wind turbines and solar panels [read more]
Canada Moving Forward With Offset System For GHG
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 11 2009
Canada's Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced that the government is moving forward with its Offset System for Greenhouse Gases (GHG). "This system is one [read more]
Ontario Proposes New Rules For Green Energy Projects
by NAW Staff on Wednesday June 10 2009
The government of Ontario is seeking the public's input on approval requirements for renewable energy projects, including setbacks for wind, solar, hydro, biogas and biomass [read more]
Business Leaders Encourage Stronger RES
by NAW Staff on Friday June 05 2009
Representatives from the renewable energy industry called on Congress to strengthen national renewable electricity standard (RES) proposals in legislation before the House and Senate and [read more]
Kansas Legislation Codifies RES, Allows For Net Metering
by NAW Staff on Friday May 22 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., has signed legislation that codifies the state's renewable energy standard (RES) and allows Kansans to generate their own power through net [read more]
Climate Legislation Approved By Energy Committee
by NAW Staff on Friday May 22 2009
The Energy and Commerce Committee has approved H.R.2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), by a vote of 33 to 25. [read more]
Nebraska State Senators Reach Compromise On Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 21 2009
The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that senators in the Nebraska Legislature have reached a compromise on a bill that would make it easier to construct [read more]
2010 Budget Includes Renewable Energy Measures
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 21 2009
President Obama has released the fiscal-year (FY) 2010 budget, which includes measures that are designed to encourage renewable energy development. While praising the administration's support [read more]
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