Content Category: Policy Watch
The Triple Threat To Kansas Wind: How Legislation May Wipe Out Current And Future Development
by Alan Claus Anderson & Britton Gibson on Thursday March 26 2015
Despite wind energy's strong record of success in Kansas, a faction of state legislators have continued to introduce a series of bills designed to roll [read more]
IRS Unveils Favorable PTC Guidance On 'Start Of Construction'
by David Burton on Thursday March 12 2015
On Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2015-25, which provides guidance the wind power industry has been waiting for since the extension of [read more]
Pennsylvania House Bill Could Expand Wind Energy
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 05 2015
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed H.B.188, legislation that promotes the expanded use of wind power. The bill may now be considered by [read more]
H.B.1554 Sails Through Oklahoma State House; Full Senate To Decide
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 04 2015
Oklahoma's House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve legislation that would limit tax incentives to wind developers. On March 2, the House voted 89-0 in [read more]
Exelon Backs Carbon Fee Option For EPA's Clean Power Plan
by NAW Staff on Monday February 23 2015
Testifying before the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at a technical conference to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Clean Power Plan, Kathleen Barron, [read more]
States Need Collaboration, Cohesive Policy To Catalyze U.S. Offshore Wind
by NAW Staff on Tuesday February 17 2015
Northeastern states will need to jointly develop clear and coherent policies to jump-start offshore wind, according to a report by Clean Energy Group and Navigant [read more]
Having His Say: Wind Industry Working To 'Negotiate Consensus' On Oklahoma's H.B.1554
by NAW Staff on Friday February 13 2015
Oklahoma Rep. Earl Sears, R-District 11, recently introduced legislation that would reduce zero-emission tax credits. If passed, the legislation would hamper the progress made to [read more]
Heitkamp Amendment Containing PTC Extension Fails In Senate
by NAW Staff on Thursday January 29 2015
The wind-friendly amendments that were added to the legislation concerning the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline have failed in the Senate. Introduced by [read more]
Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Wind Reforms For Oklahoma
by NAW Staff on Tuesday January 27 2015
Two Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced legislation to alter state tax subsidies for new wind farms in the state. The legislation, introduced by Reps. Mike Mazzei, [read more]
IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines
by David Burton on Tuesday January 20 2015
On Jan. 13, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2015-4, which specifies the performance and quality standards that small wind turbines must meet in [read more]
Nebraska Legislators Introduce State Production Tax Credit
by NAW Staff on Monday January 19 2015
Nebraska legislators have introduced a bill that would create a state production tax credit (PTC) for renewable energy facilities. The bill, introduced by State Sens. [read more]
What Brown Can Do For You: California Gov. Unveils Big Climate, Energy Plans
by NAW Staff on Tuesday January 06 2015
Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., opened his fourth gubernatorial term by laying out an ambitious plan to further reduce the state's greenhouse-gas emissions. Already one of [read more]
Gov. Inslee Proposes Cap-And-Trade System
by NAW Staff on Monday December 29 2014
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a carbon cap-and-trade mechanism for the state. Building on an executive order Inslee issued in April, the Carbon Pollution [read more]
Senate Passes Tax Extenders Bill With Wind PTC Extension
by Joseph Bebon on Wednesday December 17 2014
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate voted 76-16 to pass a bill that extends the wind production tax credit (PTC), as well as a slew of [read more]
Sen. Franken Leads Bipartisan Effort To Boost Investments In Distributed Wind
by NAW Staff on Friday December 12 2014
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is leading a bipartisan group of senators in pressing the Obama administration's top energy official to increase funding for distributed [read more]
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