Content Category: Policy Watch
Interior Dept. Proposes Competitive Leasing Process To Help Spur Renewables In The West
by NAW Staff on Friday September 26 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced a new competitive leasing process by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) meant to help spur [read more]
Could New Desert Plan Spell The End Of California Wind Energy Development?
by NAW Staff on Thursday September 25 2014
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and California Natural Resources Agency have released a long-awaited draft plan to guide renewable energy development and conservation [read more]
New U.S. House Bill Includes Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Tuesday September 23 2014
U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa - along with 16 more members of Congress - recently introduced new legislation to extend expired [read more]
Sen. Wyden Calls For Level Playing Field For Clean Energy Incentives
by NAW Staff on Thursday September 18 2014
During a hearing on Wednesday, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., called for tax reform that creates a level playing field to allow the [read more]
EPA Extends Public Comment Period On Carbon Pollution Rules
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 17 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will extend the comment period on its proposed Clean Power Plan for 45 days. The plan [read more]
Sen. Wyden On Tax Extenders: Congressional Inaction 'Unacceptable'
by NAW Staff on Monday September 15 2014
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has called on congressional colleagues to revive the stalled EXPIRE Act, which would extend a slew of expired [read more]
Why States Should Adopt A Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Thursday September 11 2014
Some states throughout the U.S. have implemented various policies to encourage renewables and energy efficiency that could be adopted by neighboring states to improve local [read more]
Wind Industry Welcomes New Alberta Premier-Designate
by NAW Staff on Monday September 08 2014
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has congratulated new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Sept. 6. The group says one of [read more]
Sen. Reid Vows To Bring Wind PTC To A Vote By Year's End
by Richard Krauze on Monday September 08 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said last week he intends to push for legislation that would extend the wind energy production tax credit (PTC) [read more]
IEA Warns That Policy Uncertainty Threatens Momentum Of Renewables
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 03 2014
The global expansion of renewable energy will slow over the next five years unless policy uncertainty is diminished, warns the International Energy Agency (IEA). In [read more]
New York Legislature Sends Property Tax Exemption Bill To Cuomo
by NAW Staff on Tuesday August 26 2014
In a move that is expected to boost renewable energy in the state, the New York legislature has sent Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., a bill [read more]
Eagle Take Permits For Wind Farms - Will They Fly?
by Matthew Ahrens & Meghan Gabriel on Thursday August 21 2014
On July 31, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued the first ever eagle take permit. Although it has been nearly five years after [read more]
Wind Coalition Makes Its Case To Texas Regulators Mulling Over New EPA Plan
by NAW Staff on Friday August 15 2014
The Wind Coalition has urged Texas regulators to keep wind power in mind when considering how the state could meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's [read more]
House Republicans Make Another Push To End The Wind PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday August 14 2014
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., is leading yet another attack against the wind production tax credit (PTC). He and 53 other representatives have jointly issued [read more]
IRS Issues More PTC Guidance, Easing Some Wind Industry Concerns
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday August 12 2014
On Aug. 8, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued guidance to wind developers and investors further spelling out what it means for a wind project [read more]
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