Content Category: Policy Watch
Report: Upcoming Elections Are Critical To New England's Clean Energy Future
on Thursday July 31 2014 by NA Windpower
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
on Wednesday July 30 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Tuesday July 29 2014 by NA Windpower
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
on Wednesday July 23 2014 by NA Windpower
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
on Friday July 11 2014 by NAW Staff
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?
on Thursday July 10 2014 by David Plumpton
[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
on Thursday July 10 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Wednesday July 09 2014 by Mark Del Franco
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
on Thursday June 26 2014 by Joseph Bebon
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
on Tuesday June 17 2014 by Jereme Kent
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
on Tuesday June 17 2014 by NAW Staff
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
on Friday June 13 2014 by NAW Staff
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]
Nationwide Ad Blitz Targets Congress Members For Inaction On Wind PTC Extension
on Thursday June 12 2014 by NAW Staff
The Sierra Club has launched a national ad campaign calling on Congress to reauthorize the production tax credit (PTC) for wind power. The environmental group [read more]
AWEA To Ohio Governor: Veto 'Wind Energy Killing' Provision
on Tuesday June 10 2014 by NAW Staff
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has called on Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, to use his line item veto to strike a provision in H.B.483 [read more]
Petroleum Association, N.M. Counties Sue Over Federal Listing Of Bird Species
on Tuesday June 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Has the wind power sector found an unlikely ally in the oil and gas industry? The Permian Basin Petroleum Association contends it is standing up [read more]
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