Content Category: Policy Watch
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]
Wind Company Representatives Urge Stronger RES
by NAW Staff on Monday May 18 2009
A group of representatives from major wind industry companies have released a letter to key members of Congress urging them to strengthen the renewable electricity [read more]
SkyPower Taps Siterra Solutions
by NAW Staff on Monday May 18 2009
Canadian developer SkyPower has chosen Siterra Corp., a provider of Web-based software designed to manage geographically distributed capital asset programs, as its provider of choice [read more]
Ontario Legislature Passes Green Energy Act
by NAW Staff on Friday May 15 2009
The Ontario Legislature has passed the Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEA), intended to attract new investment, create new green economy jobs and better [read more]
House Committee Unveils Plans For Revised RES
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2009
Details of an agreement on a Combined Efficiency and Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) that will reduce global warming pollution, create clean energy jobs and save [read more]
Democrats Reach Agreement On Climate Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2009
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edward J. Markey, Rep. Mike Doyle and Rep. Jay Inslee have released the details [read more]
Maryland Governor Signs Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act
by NAW Staff on Friday May 08 2009
Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has signed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, a process he began almost two years ago, when he convened the Maryland Commission [read more]
Iowa Bills Promote Wind Energy
by NAW Staff on Friday April 24 2009
Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has signed two bills designed to expand Iowa's wind energy industry. Senate File 456 utilizes unused tax credits to promote small [read more]
Huntsman Signs Renewable Energy Bills
by NAW Staff on Friday April 24 2009
Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, ceremonially signed two renewable energy bills, H.B.430 and S.B.76, at Raser Technologies Inc.'s Hatch geothermal power plant in Utah. S.B.76 establishes [read more]
MMS Rule Provides Framework For Offshore Wind
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday April 23 2009
In a move that outlines the parameters for offshore wind and how it will be developed, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), part of the Department [read more]
Senator Calls For Streamlining Approval Of Wind Projects In S.D.
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2009
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., sent a letter to Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Administrator Timothy Meeks urging the development of a wind power permitting process [read more]
Obama Promotes Renewable Energy At Wind Tower Factory
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2009
President Obama visited Newton, Iowa-based Trinity Structural Towers, the former Maytag appliance factory that now produces towers for wind energy production and employs dozens of [read more]
Biden Outlines Funding For Smart-Grid Initiatives
by NAW Staff on Friday April 17 2009
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Vice President Joseph Biden has outlined plans to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart-grid technology [read more]
Sebelius Signs Renewable Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 08 2009
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has signed a bill to modify the Kansas Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act. S.B.108 revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act [read more]
FERC Releases Proposed Policy Statement On Smart-Grid Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 01 2009
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accelerated development of a smarter grid for the nation's electric transmission system with a proposed policy statement and [read more]
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