Content Category: Policy Watch
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]
WTO Upholds Ruling Against China's Export Policy On Rare Earths
by NAW Staff on Monday August 11 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected China's appeal of a ruling that found the country violated trade rules by restricting the export of rare [read more]
Report: Upcoming Elections Are Critical To New England's Clean Energy Future
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 31 2014
The upcoming elections in November will be central in deciding the fate of the clean energy industry in New England, according to a new report [read more]
Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 30 2014
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed amendments to the Bring Jobs Home Act before the U.S. Senate that would restore tax incentives for wind [read more]
EPA Holds Public Hearings On Proposed Clean Power Plan
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 29 2014
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has kicked off four two-day public hearings about its proposed Clean Power Plan, and groups from around the [read more]
Sierra Club Points Finger At Nine More House Members For Wind PTC Inaction
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 23 2014
The Sierra Club is continuing its nationwide ad blitz to urge Congress to renew the production tax credit (PTC) by targeting nine more members of [read more]
Trade Reps Launch Global Talks To Eliminate Tariffs On Environmental Goods
by NAW Staff on Friday July 11 2014
Diplomats from 14 World Trade Organization (WTO) members have launched a set of plurilateral talks intended to eliminate tariffs on so-called "environmental goods" - products [read more]
FWS Issues Landmark Eagle Take Permit: What Does It Mean For Wind Projects?
by David Plumpton on Thursday July 10 2014
[Editor's note: On June 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced it would issue a five-year programmatic eagle take permit to EDF Renewable [read more]
PSC Authorizes NYSERDA To Double Term For Renewable Energy Contracts
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 10 2014
The New York Public Service Commission (PSC) has authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to begin issuing 20-year contracts for [read more]
Official: Maryland ORECs To Come After Lease Block Auction
by Mark Del Franco on Wednesday July 09 2014
Would-be developers seeking to build an offshore wind farm off the Maryland coast should expect the release of the state's offshore renewable energy certificates (ORECs) [read more]
302 Clean Energy Groups Urge Congress To Pass Stalled Tax Extenders Bill
by Joseph Bebon on Thursday June 26 2014
Although some political leaders have suggested Congress won't take on a stalled tax extenders bill until after the November elections, a coalition of 302 groups [read more]
Opinion: Where The Wind Industry Went Wrong In Ohio
by Jereme Kent on Tuesday June 17 2014
Editor's note: On June 13, Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed S.B.310 into law. The legislation not only freezes Ohio's 25% by 2025 Alternative Energy Portfolio [read more]
Ohio Gov. Kasich Green-Lights Tougher Wind Turbine Setbacks
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 17 2014
Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed Ohio's budget bill, H.B.483, on Monday without vetoing a provision that establishes a harsher setback rule for wind turbines in [read more]
Governing Liberal Party Prevails In Ontario Election
by NAW Staff on Friday June 13 2014
The ruling Liberal Party prevailed in Ontario following an election Thursday - a victory that could keep wind energy well positioned for further growth in [read more]
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