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Wind Turbine Bird Safety Guidelines Approved in CA
by NAW Staff on Monday October 08 2007
The California Energy Commission has voted 3-0 to approve voluntary guidelines designed to reduce the number of bird and bat deaths from wind turbines. Titled [read more]
Texas PUC Issues CREZ Interim Final Order
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has issued an interim final order designating five competitive renewable energy zones (CREZs) in West Texas and the [read more]
DOE Designates National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs): the Mid-Atlantic Area NIETC and the Southwest Area NIETC. The DOE [read more]
Manitoba Proposes Changes To Wind Farm Land Registration
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
Jim Rondeau, Manitoba's Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister, has re-introduced proposed legislative changes that would reduce the complexities around landowners' leasing land for the [read more]
Green Power Program Launched For South Carolina
by NAW Staff on Monday September 24 2007
The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has created a green power program called Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) for the state. The new program [read more]
Group Initiates Judicial Review Of Canada's Kyoto Obligations
by NAW Staff on Friday September 21 2007
On behalf of Friends of the Earth Canada, Canadian lawyer Chris Paliare and Ecojustice - formerly Sierra Legal - have submitted an application for judicial [read more]
Renewable Energy Sources Bill Introduced In Michigan
by NAW Staff on Friday September 21 2007
Michigan Assemblywoman Kathleen Law (D-23rd District) has introduced House Bill (HB) 5218 (2007), the Michigan Renewable Energy Sources Act - the first comprehensive renewable energy [read more]
ND Governor Sets Energy Policy, Appoints Commission Members
by NAW Staff on Thursday September 20 2007
Gov. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has formed the Empower North Dakota (Empower ND) Commission to make recommendations to enhance the state's existing comprehensive energy plan, also [read more]
Alaska Governor Forms Climate Change Sub-Cabinet
by NAW Staff on Thursday September 20 2007
Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has signed Administrative Order 238, which establishes a subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy. According to the governor's office, the [read more]
NGA Launches National Effort To Promote Clean Energy Policies
by NAW Staff on Monday September 17 2007
National Governors Association (NGA) co-chairs Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., have launched the Securing a Clean Energy Future initiative to promote [read more]
Easley Signs RPS For North Carolina
by NAW Staff on Friday August 31 2007
Gov. Mike Easley, D-N.C., has signed Senate Bill (SB) 3 - the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bill - establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) [read more]
OH Governor Announces Energy Plan, Wind Farm Funding
by NAW Staff on Friday August 31 2007
Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, has introduced an initiative called the Energy, Jobs and Progress plan, which is intended to ensure predictability of affordable energy prices, [read more]
IL Governor Approves Renewable Energy Standard
by NAW Staff on Wednesday August 29 2007
Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., signed into law a renewable energy standard that will require Illinois utilities to supply 2% of their power from renewable energy [read more]
PA Governor Signs Renewable Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Friday August 24 2007
Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has approved House Bill 1203, a bill designed to encourage electricity suppliers to incorporate more clean energy solutions into the [read more]
NLGA Adopts Energy Resolution
by NAW Staff on Tuesday August 14 2007
Nineteen members of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) have co-sponsored a resolution designed to encourage greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, energy production and sustainable building [read more]
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