Content Category: Policy Watch
New Vermont Law Raises Net Metering Cap To 15%
on Wednesday April 02 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Tuesday April 01 2014 by Joseph Bebon
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
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Thursday March 27 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Tuesday March 25 2014 by NAW Staff
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?
on Tuesday March 18 2014 by Joseph Bebon
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
on Wednesday March 12 2014 by NAW Staff
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]
Alberta Signals Plans To Develop Renewable Energy Framework
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
During the Speech from the Throne on March 3, the Alberta government announced plans to create an alternative and renewable energy framework. According to the [read more]
Obama's Proposed Budget Backs Renewables, Restates Call For Permanent PTC
on Wednesday March 05 2014 by NAW Staff
President Barack Obama has announced his fiscal-year 2015 budget proposal, which seeks to provide billions of dollars for clean energy and reiterates the president's call [read more]
House Unveils Tax Reform Plan Attacking Wind Energy PTC
on Thursday February 27 2014 by Mark Del Franco
On Feb. 26, House Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., released a scathing tax reform proposal that seeks to dramatically reduce the [read more]
Incoming Senate Finance Chairman Signals Plans For PTC Extension
on Thursday February 13 2014 by NAW Staff
The incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee says working to renew a slew of expired tax breaks, including the production tax credit (PTC), [read more]
Sen. Alexander Presents Anti-PTC Address To Energy Regulators
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
On Feb. 11, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., told energy regulators that not renewing the wind production tax credit (PTC) "would help to produce new [read more]
CEOs Call On EU Heads Of State To Boost 2030 Renewables Target
on Wednesday February 12 2014 by NAW Staff
Executives from European companies have called for a 2030 climate and energy framework that has an ambitious renewable energy target, including binding national goals. In [read more]
Iowa Senator, Wind Energy Supporters Call For PTC Extension
on Monday February 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Following news that U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will take over as new chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Iowa State Senator and Climate Parents [read more]
New Farm Bill Becomes Law, Includes Millions In Renewables Funding
on Monday February 10 2014 by NAW Staff
On Feb. 7, President Barack Obama signed into law the Agricultural Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. Among a variety of provisions [read more]
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