Content Category: Policy Watch
Nebraska Sales Tax Exemption Bill Moves To Legislature
on Wednesday May 22 2013 by NAW Staff
Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a measure that would remove a barrier to the development and export of wind energy in the state. The bill, L.B.104, [read more]
Wind Coalition: Keep Alive Chapter 313 For Texas Energy
on Monday May 20 2013 by NAW Staff
Wind industry advocates are urging Texas legislators to support rural economic development and energy generation by opposing amendments that would reduce incentives for wind energy [read more]
Legislative Committees Pass Farm Bills; Senate Version Includes REAP Funding
on Thursday May 16 2013 by NAW Staff
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed a farm bill that includes funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides [read more]
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General Assembly's Public Utilities and Energy Committee on Wednesday voted down H.B.298, legislation that would have repealed the state's Renewable Energy and [read more]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]
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