Content Category: Policy Watch
Connecticut Ends Three-Year Moratorium On Wind Development
on Wednesday April 23 2014 by NAW Staff
In a unanimous vote, Connecticut legislators have approved regulations on wind power development and ended a three-year moratorium on new turbines in the state. According [read more]
Oklahoma Enacts Law Authorizing Tariff On Residential Solar And Wind
on Wednesday April 23 2014 by Michael Puttre
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has signed S.B.1456, which enables retail electricity providers to impose a tariff on customers who install grid-connected distributed generation (DG) systems, [read more]
Majority Of Ohio Voters Support State Clean Energy Law
on Monday April 21 2014 by NAW Staff
At a time when Ohio's renewable energy standard is coming under attack, voters overwhelmingly support maintaining the state's current energy-related laws, according to a new [read more]
Kansas Renewables Mandate Survives Yet Another Attack, But Is It Too Early To Celebrate?
on Tuesday April 15 2014 by Joseph Bebon
The gloves have come off in Kansas, where a band of legislators and several anti-mandate groups are pushing to repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard [read more]
The War Against Pollution: Lawmakers Introduce Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act
on Wednesday April 09 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif., have introduced the Clean Energy Victory Bonds Act. According to the legislators, Clean Energy Victory Bonds [read more]
Senate Committee Passes Bill With Two-Year PTC Extension
on Thursday April 03 2014 by NAW Staff
Hope for a revival of the wind production tax credit (PTC) has been buoyed, as a two-year extension of the incentive has made its way [read more]
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]
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