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Content Category: Policy Watch
California Gov. Brown Signs 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard Legislation
by NAW Staff on Wednesday October 07 2015
As expected, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law S.B.350, which requires California to generate 50% of its electricity from zero-carbon renewable sources within [read more]
Coalition Calls On Congress To Extend Clean Energy Tax Credits
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 06 2015
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) has joined over 580 companies and organizations urging U.S. Congress to pass legislation to extend expired and expiring [read more]
N.J.'s Senate Delegation To Christie: Implement Your OREC Rules Already!
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 01 2015
Democratic New Jersey Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker called on Gov. Chris Christie to implement laws surrounding the Offshore Wind Economic Development Act (OWEDA), [read more]
Ohio Committee Recommends Indefinite RPS Freeze
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 30 2015
Ohio's Energy Mandates Study Committee has released a report recommending to indefinitely freeze the state's already stalled renewable portfolio standard (RPS), and the American Wind [read more]
Senate Democrats Unveil Energy Bill That Features Performance-Based Incentives
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 23 2015
A group of Senate Democrats - led by Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - have introduced [read more]
Wind, Birds And Bats: Recent Legal Migrations
by Matthew H. Ahrens & Meghan Gabriel on Tuesday September 15 2015
Wind energy has rapidly migrated from a small to significant source of energy generation, resulting in increased attention to and regulation of wind energy's impact [read more]
California Assembly Passes Legislation To Boost RPS To 50% By 2030
by NAW Staff on Monday September 14 2015
The California State Assembly passed S.B.350, a mandate that pushes the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50% by Dec. 31, 2030, from the current [read more]
It's A Go: India Green-Lights Offshore Wind Policy
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 09 2015
India's central government approved a policy framework for the development of offshore wind off of its coast. According to a release, the government will authorize [read more]
WAPA Streamlines Midwestern Environmental Process To Accelerate Wind Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday September 02 2015
The Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is offering a new environmental review process that is expected to reduce the time it takes to review wind [read more]
Too Much Of A Good Thing? Nova Scotia Ends Community Feed-In Tariff Program
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday August 11 2015
The Nova Scotia government will end the five-year-old community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) program, a decision that came after a program review that began in January. [read more]
What Colorado's Tax Policy Change Could Mean For Wind Power
by David K. Burton & Richard T. Page on Thursday August 06 2015
Colorado has amended its energy tax credit statute to provide for a refundable election for tax credits earned by investing in renewable energy in enterprise [read more]
A Technical Overview Of The EPA's Sweeping New CO2 Rules
by Tom Wood on Monday August 03 2015
On Monday, President Barack Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the roll-out of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) imposing carbon [read more]
EPA's Final Clean Power Plan Ups Potential Role Of Wind And Solar
by Michael Puttre on Monday August 03 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final Clean Power Plan contains a number of significant differences from the proposed plan the agency presented in June [read more]
AWEA: Wind Can Help With Clean Power Plan Requirements
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
U.S. wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, according to [read more]
Presidential Heavyweights Offer Insight On Renewable Energy Platforms
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2015
Two prospective presidential candidates recently offered some insight on their energy policies, specifically those relating to renewable energy policy. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, [read more]
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