Content Category: Policy Watch
Manitoba Proposes Changes To Wind Farm Land Registration
on Friday October 05 2007 by NAW Staff
Jim Rondeau, Manitoba's Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister, has re-introduced proposed legislative changes that would reduce the complexities around landowners' leasing land for the [read more]
Green Power Program Launched For South Carolina
on Monday September 24 2007 by NAW Staff
The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has created a green power program called Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) for the state. The new program [read more]
Group Initiates Judicial Review Of Canada's Kyoto Obligations
on Friday September 21 2007 by NAW Staff
On behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian lawyer Chris Paliare and Ecojustice - formerly Sierra Legal - have submitted an application for judicial [read more]
Renewable Energy Sources Bill Introduced In Michigan
on Friday September 21 2007 by NAW Staff
Michigan Assemblywoman Kathleen Law (D-23rd District) has introduced House Bill (HB) 5218 (2007), the Michigan Renewable Energy Sources Act - the first comprehensive renewable energy [read more]
ND Governor Sets Energy Policy, Appoints Commission Members
on Thursday September 20 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has formed the Empower North Dakota (Empower ND) Commission to make recommendations to enhance the state's existing comprehensive energy plan, also [read more]
Alaska Governor Forms Climate Change Sub-Cabinet
on Thursday September 20 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has signed Administrative Order 238, which establishes a subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy. According to the governor's office, the [read more]
NGA Launches National Effort To Promote Clean Energy Policies
on Monday September 17 2007 by NAW Staff
National Governors Association (NGA) co-chairs Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., have launched the Securing a Clean Energy Future initiative to promote [read more]
Easley Signs RPS For North Carolina
on Friday August 31 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. Mike Easley, D-N.C., has signed Senate Bill (SB) 3 - the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bill - establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) [read more]
OH Governor Announces Energy Plan, Wind Farm Funding
on Friday August 31 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, has introduced an initiative called the Energy, Jobs and Progress plan, which is intended to ensure predictability of affordable energy prices, [read more]
IL Governor Approves Renewable Energy Standard
on Wednesday August 29 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., signed into law a renewable energy standard that will require Illinois utilities to supply 2% of their power from renewable energy [read more]
PA Governor Signs Renewable Energy Legislation
on Friday August 24 2007 by NAW Staff
Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has approved House Bill 1203, a bill designed to encourage electricity suppliers to incorporate more clean energy solutions into the [read more]
NLGA Adopts Energy Resolution
on Tuesday August 14 2007 by NAW Staff
Nineteen members of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) have co-sponsored a resolution designed to encourage greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, energy production and sustainable building [read more]
WindLogics Receives Patent For Wind Variability Research Methodology
on Tuesday August 07 2007 by NAW Staff
WindLogics, a St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of wind analysis and forecasting services, has been issued a patent for its enhanced measure/correlate/predict (MCP) methodology for wind [read more]
Illinois Legislature Passes Renewables, Energy Efficiency Standards
on Monday August 06 2007 by NAW Staff
The Illinois General Assembly has approved the Rate Relief and Reform Package, which includes a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and an energy efficiency portfolio standard [read more]
Renewable Energy Bill Clears North Carolina House And Senate
on Friday August 03 2007 by NAW Staff
Following several revisions to its original version, Senate Bill (SB) 3, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bill, has passed both the House and Senate [read more]
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