Content Category: Policy Watch
BLM Ruling Will Facilitate Renewable Energy Development On Public Lands
on Thursday May 02 2013 by NAW Staff
A new rule adopted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will allow the agency to temporarily segregate lands in a wind or solar energy [read more]
Increased Renewable Energy Mandate Wins Another Vote In Colorado
on Wednesday May 01 2013 by NA Windpower
In a 37-27 vote Tuesday, the Colorado House of Representatives passed legislation to double the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandate on the state's large rural [read more]
Bill To Repeal North Carolina's Renewable Portfolio Standard Dies In Committee
on Thursday April 25 2013 by naweditors@nawindpower
The North Carolina General Assembly's Public Utilities and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted down H.B.298, legislation that would have repealed the state's Renewable Energy and [read more]
Sen. Coons Reintroduces Master Limited Partnership Bill
on Wednesday April 24 2013 by NAW Staff
Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., has reintroduced the Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) Parity Act with co-sponsors Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; and Lisa Murkowski, [read more]
California's Cap-And-Trade Partnership With Quebec Will Begin Next Year
on Monday April 22 2013 by NAW Staff
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has set Jan. 1, 2014, as the date to officially link the state's cap-and-trade program with that of the [read more]
PC Party Bill 39 Defeated In Ontario
on Friday April 19 2013 by NAW Staff
The Ontario legislature has voted down Bill 39, the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act - a measure that sought to limit provincial wind development, eliminate the [read more]
Colorado Senate Votes To Increase Renewable Portfolio Standard For Rural Utilities
on Wednesday April 17 2013 by NAW Staff
The Colorado State Senate has passed S.B.252, legislation that would increase the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) mandate on rural electric cooperatives. In a 18-17 decision [read more]
Ariz. Rep. Sinema Introduces Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation
on Friday April 12 2013 by NAW Staff
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., has proposed H.R.1424, the Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act of 2013 (SEAM Act), which would extend the Advanced Energy Manufacturing [read more]
Obama's Fiscal 2014 Budget Would Invest Big In Renewables, Create Permanent PTC
on Thursday April 11 2013 by NAW Staff
President Barack Obama has submitted to Congress his fiscal year 2014 budget request, which includes increased funding for clean energy initiatives and calls for a [read more]
Senator Introduces Measure To Repeal Wind Energy Production Tax Credit
on Friday March 22 2013 by NAW Staff
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., who has been one of the most vocal congressional opponents of the wind energy production tax credit (PTC), has sponsored a [read more]
Senators Introduce Bipartisan Offshore Energy Revenue-Sharing Legislation
on Thursday March 21 2013 by NAW Staff
Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Mary Landrieu, D-La., have introduced legislation designed to ensure that all states receive a fair and equitable share of the [read more]
Proposed Changes To Connecticut's RPS Could Be Bad News For Wind Energy
on Thursday March 21 2013 by NAW Staff
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is recommending that the state restructure its renewable portfolio standard (RPS). Connecticut's RPS requires 27% of [read more]
New Bill Seeks To Repeal N.C.'s Renewable Energy Mandate
on Thursday March 14 2013 by Laura DiMugno
North Carolina does not have a single utility-scale wind project online, and if a recently introduced bill is passed, that may be the case for [read more]
EWEA: New Policy Directive Would Boost Investor Certainty In Offshore Wind Energy
on Thursday March 14 2013 by NAW Staff
A proposed European Commission directive on maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal management would require European Union (EU) member states to plan the use of [read more]
Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Legislation Moves To Governor's Desk
on Monday March 11 2013 by NAW Staff
The Maryland Senate has passed the Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013, which is designed to jump-start offshore wind energy development off the state's coast. [read more]
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