Content Category: Policy Watch
U.S. Senate Takes Recess Without Vote On Tax Extenders Bill
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
Following a partisan feud last week that halted progress, the U.S. Senate has recessed for the Memorial Day break without a vote on whether to [read more]
Report: Policy Uncertainty Stymies U.S. Clean Energy Job Growth
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in U.S. clean energy [read more]
47 Senators Request More Study Time For Upcoming EPA Standards
by NAW Staff on Friday May 23 2014
U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., have led a bipartisan group of 45 other senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection [read more]
Md. Governor Vetoes Anti-Wind Bill, Saves Proposed Project
by Joseph Bebon on Tuesday May 20 2014
On May 16, Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., vetoed an anti-wind bill that most likely would have killed a wind project proposed near the Patuxent River [read more]
U.S. Senate Blocks Bill With PTC Extension - What Now?
by Joseph Bebon on Friday May 16 2014
The U.S. Senate has blocked a bipartisan tax extenders package that includes a two-year extension of the production tax credit (PTC) and the investment tax [read more]
CanWEA Urges Ontario PC Party To Reconsider Wind Energy
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 15 2014
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is urging the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party to reassess its energy policy platform and to acknowledge that affordable [read more]
Governors Call On EPA To Keep Wind Power In Mind For New Rules
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 08 2014
The Governors' Wind Energy Coalition has released a letter to Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), expressing the group's support for [read more]
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]
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