Content Category: Policy Watch
Could A Governor-Backed Bill Put Maine's Wind Future In Jeopardy?
on Tuesday March 18 2014 by Joseph Bebon
During these past few weeks, there has been an ever-changing debate in Maine among the governor's administration, legislators, and renewable energy advocates over whether to [read more]
House Committee Probes Obama Administration's Handling Of Bird Deaths At Wind Farms
on Wednesday March 12 2014 by NAW Staff
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, led by Doc Hastings, R-Wash., has sent the Obama administration a subpoena seeking uncensored copies of emails and [read more]
Alberta Signals Plans To Develop Renewable Energy Framework
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
During the Speech from the Throne on March 3, the Alberta government announced plans to create an alternative and renewable energy framework. According to the [read more]
Obama's Proposed Budget Backs Renewables, Restates Call For Permanent PTC
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
President Barack Obama has announced his fiscal-year 2015 budget proposal, which seeks to provide billions of dollars for clean energy and reiterates the president's call [read more]
House Unveils Tax Reform Plan Attacking Wind Energy PTC
on Thursday February 27 2014 by Mark Del Franco
On Feb. 26, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., released a scathing tax reform proposal that seeks to dramatically reduce the [read more]
Incoming Senate Finance Chairman Signals Plans For PTC Extension
on Thursday February 13 2014 by NAW Staff
The incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee says working to renew a slew of expired tax breaks, including the production tax credit (PTC), [read more]
Sen. Alexander Presents Anti-PTC Address To Energy Regulators
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
On Feb. 11, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told energy regulators that not renewing the wind production tax credit (PTC) "would help to produce new [read more]
CEOs Call On EU Heads Of State To Boost 2030 Renewables Target
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
Executives from European companies have called for a 2030 climate and energy framework that has an ambitious renewable energy target, including binding national goals. In [read more]
Iowa Senator, Wind Energy Supporters Call For PTC Extension
on Monday February 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Following news that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will take over as new chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Iowa State Senator and Climate Parents [read more]
New Farm Bill Becomes Law, Includes Millions In Renewables Funding
on Monday February 10 2014 by NAW Staff
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. Among a variety of provisions [read more]
Sen. Grassley: PTC Future More Uncertain "Than At Any Time In The Past Year"
on Tuesday February 04 2014 by Mark Del Franco
The recent appointment of Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China will delay tax reform talks - and along with it, a revival of [read more]
House Passes Farm Bill With $880M In Renewables And Energy Efficiency Provisions
on Thursday January 30 2014 by Michael Puttre
The Agricultural Act of 2014 - popularly known as the farm bill - passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, paving the way for [read more]
Maryland Regulators Seek Comments On Implementing Offshore Wind Act
on Tuesday January 28 2014 by NAW Staff
The Maryland Public Service Commission has retained law firm Kaye Scholer and subcontractors Levitan & Associates Inc., DNV GL and Sullivan Cove Consultants to provide [read more]
Former Gov. Ritter Heads Effort To Offer Obama Comprehensive Clean Energy Plan
on Wednesday January 22 2014 by NAW Staff
Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, who founded and directs the Center for the New Energy Economy (CNEE) at Colorado State University, has released a report [read more]
EWEA Says EU Commission's Proposed Energy Framework Is Weak
on Wednesday January 22 2014 by NAW Staff
The European Commission has announced details of its newly proposed 2030 EU energy and climate framework, which seeks a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by [read more]
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