Content Category: Policy Watch
Patrick Signs Green Communities Act
by NAW Staff on Monday July 07 2008
Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has signed the Green Communities Act, a comprehensive energy reform bill resulting from collaboration with House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, who filed [read more]
Congressmen Introduce Renewable Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Monday July 07 2008
U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., Jim McDermott, D-Wash. and Mike Honda, D-Calif. have introduced the Renewable Energy Jobs and Security Act, which [read more]
Crist Signs RPS Bill
by NAW Staff on Monday July 07 2008
Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Florida, has signed a bill directing Florida's Public Service Commission to adopt a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that would require the state's [read more]
Strickland Signs Energy Bill
by NAW Staff on Monday May 05 2008
On May 1, Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, signed into law Senate Bill 221, an energy reform bill designed to ensure affordable energy prices and enhance [read more]
Tax Credits Extended In Iowa
by NAW Staff on Friday May 02 2008
Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has signed Senate File (S.F) 2405 at the Chamber of Commerce in Mason City. S.F. 2405 has three key components. First, [read more]
House, Senate Approve Energy Bill For Ohio
by NAW Staff on Tuesday April 29 2008
With a 92-0 House vote and 32-0 Senate vote, the Ohio Legislature has passed an energy policy bill (Senate Bill 221) designed to protect consumers [read more]
Kansas Utility Endorses RPS Ballot Initiative
by NAW Staff on Friday April 25 2008
Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc., has officially endorsed an effort by the group Missourians for Cleaner Cheaper [read more]
FERC Approves Transmission Incentive Requests
by NAW Staff on Friday April 18 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Monday April 14 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 10 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Monday April 07 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Friday April 04 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Tuesday March 25 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Monday March 17 2008
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
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 13 2008
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]
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