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Content Category: Policy Watch
Small-Wind Industry Given Grace Period For Compliance With IRS Engineering Standards
by David K. Burton on Thursday July 23 2015
On July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2015-51, which postpones the effective date of safety and performance standards mandated for certain types [read more]
Senate Panel Votes Tax Extenders Package Out Of Committee; Bill Includes Two-Year Extensions Of PTC, ITC
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 21 2015
The Senate Finance Committee voted to pass an extenders package that would renew 52 tax credits that expired at the end of the year. The [read more]
At Grassley's Urging, Senate Extenders Package Includes A Two-Year PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Monday July 20 2015
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has ensured that a laundry list of tax incentives - including a two-year extension of the wind energy production tax credit [read more]
Gov. Cuomo Approves Program To Expand Renewables To More New Yorkers
by NAW Staff on Friday July 17 2015
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has approved the Shared Renewables program, an initiative aimed at providing opportunities for renters, homeowners, low-income residents, schools and [read more]
Carper, Collins Reintroduce Offshore Wind Bill
by NAW Staff on Friday July 10 2015
Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which would provide critical financial incentives to encourage investment [read more]
Renewable Energy Advocates Press Congress For Wind PTC, Solar ITC In Tax Extenders
by Mark Del Franco on Friday July 10 2015
NAW has learned that the Senate Finance Committee is nearing the release of a mark-up bill extending about 55 tax incentives that expired at the [read more]
Illinois RPS Update: Energy Bill Awaits National Signals
by Kevin Borgia on Tuesday July 07 2015
The long-fought effort to fix Illinois' broken renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is in a holding pattern for the summer as lawmakers and other stakeholders await [read more]
U.S., Brazil Commit To 20% Non-Hydro Renewables By 2030
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 01 2015
In an effort to combat climate change, the U.S. and Brazil will increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources - other than hydropower [read more]
What The Supreme Court's MATS Ruling Could Mean For The Clean Power Plan
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday June 30 2015
By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its rulemaking of its Mercury and Air Toxics [read more]
AWEA: Ohio Budget Bill A ‘Missed Opportunity'
by NAW Staff on Tuesday June 30 2015
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is characterizing an Ohio budget bill as a "missed opportunity" to re-open wind energy development in the state. "While [read more]
Familiar Foes Behind Latest Effort To Whack The Wind PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 18 2015
Some familiar opponents have ramped up their efforts to eliminate the production tax credit (PTC), the U.S. wind industry's chief legislative tax incentive. Rep. Kenny [read more]
House Appropriations Bill Could Undercut REAP
by NAW Staff on Thursday June 18 2015
The House Appropriations Committee's agriculture appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016 would reduce mandatory spending levels for important energy title programs, including the Renewable Energy [read more]
Gone With The Wind: Texas Threat Peters Out As Legislative Clock Expires On Bill's Sponsor
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday June 02 2015
The U.S. wind industry can now exhale, as the Texas legislature adjourned without repealing the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and its Competitive Renewable Energy [read more]
IRENA: Renewable Energy Must Be Key Component Of U.S. Energy Policy
by NAW Staff on Monday June 01 2015
Renewable energy is a crucial component of U.S. energy policy and is key to addressing the issues of climate change, energy security and economic development, [read more]
EIA Analysis: Wind Energy Is The Lowest-Cost Option For Reducing Carbon Emissions
by Michael Goggin on Thursday May 28 2015
(Editor's note: The following article was reprinted with permission by the American Wind Energy Association.) Low-cost, zero-emission wind energy will become even more valuable as [read more]
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