Content Category: Policy Watch
AWEA CEO Outlines Strategy To Get Wind PTC Extended
by Mark Del Franco on Wednesday May 07 2014
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan updated conference attendees on the status of the expired production tax credit (PTC) during the opening general [read more]
Kansas RPS Perseveres Despite Three Years Of Attacks
by Joseph Bebon on Wednesday May 07 2014
It appears the battle over the fate of Kansas' renewable portfolio standard (RPS) has come to an end for yet another legislative session, and the [read more]
Connecticut Ends Three-Year Moratorium On Wind Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 23 2014
In a unanimous vote, Connecticut legislators have approved regulations on wind power development and ended a three-year moratorium on new turbines in the state. According [read more]
Oklahoma Enacts Law Authorizing Tariff On Residential Solar And Wind
by Michael Puttre on Wednesday April 23 2014
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed S.B.1456, which enables retail electricity providers to impose a tariff on customers who install grid-connected distributed generation (DG) systems, [read more]
Majority Of Ohio Voters Support State Clean Energy Law
by NAW Staff on Monday April 21 2014
At a time when Ohio's renewable energy standard is coming under attack, voters overwhelmingly support maintaining the state's current energy-related laws, according to a new [read more]
Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday April 15 2014
The gloves have come off in Kansas, where a band of legislators and several anti-mandate groups are pushing to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard [read more]
The War Against Pollution: Lawmakers Introduce Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 09 2014
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., have introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act. According to the legislators, Clean Energy Victory Bonds [read more]
Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 03 2014
Hope for a revival of the wind production tax credit (PTC) has been buoyed, as a two-year extension of the incentive has made its way [read more]
New Vermont Law Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 02 2014
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has signed self-generation and net-energy metering (NEM) legislation (H.702) into law. The new law raises the 4% cap utilities had been [read more]
Update: Maine Legislature Rejects Governor's Attempt To Change Wind Energy Law
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday April 01 2014
Last week, both the Maine House and Senate voted down a governor-backed bill that would have required wind developers in the state to prove a [read more]
Kansas House Slaps Down Effort To Repeal Renewables Mandate
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 27 2014
Although the Kansas Senate had approved a bill to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) on Tuesday, the state House of Representatives later rejected [read more]
WTO Calls On China To End Restrictions On Rare Earth Exports
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 27 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that China has unfairly restricted its export of rare earth elements. Rare earth metals, such as neodymium, are [read more]
144 Congress Members Call For Wind PTC, ITC Extensions
by NAW Staff on Tuesday March 25 2014
Members from the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have signed bipartisan letters urging their colleagues to act quickly and extend the wind energy production [read more]
Could A Governor-Backed Bill Put Maine's Wind Future In Jeopardy?
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday March 18 2014
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
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 12 2014
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]
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