Content Category: Policy Watch
Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill To End Wind Farm Tax Exemption
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 19 2015
On Friday, the Oklahoma State Senate unanimously approved S.B.498, legislation that would eliminate the state's current property tax exemption for wind developers. The state House [read more]
Senators Introduce Bill To Create National Renewable Energy Standard
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2015
Several U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would create a national renewable electricity standard (RES). Introduced by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Edward Markey, D-Mass., [read more]
Sitting At The Doorstep Of History: Hawaii Poised To Become The First State With 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 12 2015
After a vote of 74-2, Hawaii legislators sent Gov. David Y. Ige, D-Hawaii, legislation that would require state utilities to procure all of their electricity [read more]
International Energy Agency: Clean Energy Innovation Is Essential To Meeting Climate Goals
by NAW Staff on Monday May 11 2015
A concerted push for clean energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, according to a recently released report by [read more]
Damning Renewable Energy Measures Advance In Three Key Wind States
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday May 07 2015
As state legislative sessions kick into high gear, three damning pieces of legislation - including two particularly crippling bills for wind energy - advanced in [read more]
Let's Make A Deal: Wind Industry, Kansas Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 05 2015
Kansas wind advocates and state lawmakers have brokered an agreement that keeps certain tax provisions for wind farm owners and developers intact in exchange for [read more]
California Establishes Ambitious Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Targets
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 30 2015
To reduce carbon emissions over the next decade and a half, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., issued an executive order to establish a California [read more]
Texas Hardball: As Lone Star Legislators Engage In Stalemate, The Clock Is Ticking On S.B.931
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday April 30 2015
It has been two weeks since the Texas Senate voted to advance a crippling anti-wind bill that would repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) [read more]
Legislative Package In Michigan Seeks To Double RPS, Advance Energy Efficiency
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2015
Michigan Democrats have introduced a legislative package that - among other efforts - would double the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 20% by 2022. [read more]
Nebraska One Step Closer To Getting State PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2015
The Nebraska legislature amended and advanced L.B.423, the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) for Nebraska. L.B.423, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Nordquist, D-Omaha, requires wind [read more]
CanWEA: Wind Is The Responsible Choice For Alberta
by Tim Weis on Tuesday April 21 2015
Editor's note: The following is reprinted with permission from the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) wind power blog. There has been a lot of talk [read more]
Texas RPS Moves One Step Closer To Extinction
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 16 2015
The Texas Senate voted in favor of S.B.931, which would repeal Texas' renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and undo its Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZs) transmission [read more]
Update: Legislation Wiping Out Ad Valorem Exemption Sails Through Oklahoma House Of Representatives
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 16 2015
As expected, the Oklahoma House of Representatives voted 85-3 in favor of S.B.498, legislation that would eliminate the state's current property tax exemption for wind [read more]
Vestas Urges Australian Parliament To Support Clean Energy Council's Compromise
by NAW Staff on Friday April 10 2015
Australia is now one step away from a return to bipartisan renewable energy policy. After more than a year of uncertainty, the Australian government can [read more]
Legislative Update: Industry Concession Keeps Oklahoma's Zero-Emission Tax Credit Intact
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 09 2015
The Oklahoma House of Representatives' Appropriations & Budget Committee's approval of S.B.498 may allow the wind industry and legislative leaders to alleviate a portion of [read more]
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