Content Category: Policy Watch
FERC Largely Affirms Open Transmission Access Order
by NAW Staff on Monday December 31 2007
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has largely affirmed its rule on open access transmission, order No. 890, issued earlier this year. The order, "Promoting [read more]
Group Initiates Second Judicial Review Of Canada's Kyoto Obligations
by NAW Staff on Friday November 30 2007
The Canadian government has, again, been served with an application for judicial review for violating the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), the Canadian federal law [read more]
British Columbia Introduces Climate Action Legislation
by NAW Staff on Thursday November 29 2007
British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and Environment Minister Barry Penner have announced the introduction of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. The act puts into [read more]
IPCC Releases Fourth Climate Change Report
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 21 2007
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the fourth report in its series of climate change reports. The IPCC has worked with scientists [read more]
Governors Sign Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord
by NAW Staff on Friday November 16 2007
Nine governors and the Premier of Manitoba have signed the Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord at the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) Energy Security and [read more]
PUC Files Petition For Rehearing With DOE
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 14 2007
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) filed for rehearing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC) for [read more]
Agencies Publish Draft Environmental Impact Statement
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 14 2007
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense have released a draft programmatic [read more]
Transmission Bill Would Help Connect Clean Energy To Power Grid
by NAW Staff on Tuesday November 06 2007
U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, have introduced legislation in the [read more]
Commission Accepts PacifiCorp's IRP
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 23 2007
PacifiCorp, a six-state electric utility that operates as Rocky Mountain Power in eastern Idaho, has announced it's adding about 2,000 MW of renewable power, mostly [read more]
Senators Introduce Expanded Climate Change Legislation
by NAW Staff on Friday October 19 2007
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner R-Va., have introduced climate change legislation proposing mandatory greenhouse gas reductions. The latest refinements to the Lieberman-Warner bill [read more]
Groups Ask CPUC To Enforce Renewable Energy Targets
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 18 2007
Two conservation groups have asked state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities obtain 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2010, as mandated [read more]
California ISO Board Of Governors Approves Changes
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 18 2007
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) Board of Governors has approved making changes to its federal tariff that spell out how a new financing [read more]
Commission Approves Wind Interconnection Agreements
by NAW Staff on Wednesday October 17 2007
State regulators have approved two interconnection agreements between Idaho Power Co. and two wind projects in Elmore County, Idaho. The agreements divide the costs for [read more]
Climate Change Council And Governor Release Report
by NAW Staff on Monday October 15 2007
Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, and the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) released the Council's Report on recommended measures to reduce greenhouse gas [read more]
Imperial Irrigation District To Aid RE Transmission
by NAW Staff on Friday October 12 2007
The board of directors of Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Energy, an Imperial, Calif.-headquartered utility, has unanimously adopted a resolution titled "Incentives to Interconnect and [read more]
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