Content Category: Policy Watch
Consensus Reached On Wind Turbine Guideline Recommendations
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 11 2010
Ken Salazar, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) praised the work of the 22-member Wind Turbine Guidelines Federal [read more]
Colorado Legislators Give Final Approval For Stronger RPS
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 10 2010
Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., congratulated legislators for giving final approval to H.B.1001, which will increase the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) [read more]
Report: Wisconsin's Clean Energy Programs Have Created Thousands Of Jobs
by NAW Staff on Wednesday March 10 2010
An independent evaluation shows Wisconsin's clean energy programs through Focus on Energy have added more than 5,000 jobs and more than [read more]
Senators Introduce Bill To Encourage Offshore Wind Development
by NAW Staff on Monday March 08 2010
Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine; Tom Carper, D-Del.; Olympia Snowe, R-Maine; and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, have introduced legislation to provide critical financial incentives for the investment [read more]
Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species
by NAW Staff on Monday March 08 2010
The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird that inhabits much of the western U.S., will [read more]
Canada's Federal Budget Does Not Include Extension For ecoEnergy Program
by NAW Staff on Friday March 05 2010
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has expressed disappointment with the federal government's failure to expand and extend its ecoENERGY for Renewable Power Program in [read more]
Senators Introduce Bill To Halt Treasury Cash-Grant Payments
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 04 2010
Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.; Bob Casey, D-Pa.; Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; and Jon Tester, D-Mont., are urging the Obama administration to suspend a renewable energy [read more]
EPA Intends To Phase In Proposed GHG Emissions Regulations
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 25 2010
In response to eight Democratic senators' concerns about economic and security issues relating to potential regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from stationary sources under [read more]
Net-Metering Legislation Passes In New York
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 25 2010
Gov. David A. Paterson, D-N.Y., has announced the passage of a three-way bill negotiated with the legislature to improve net metering. The bill eliminates the [read more]
Feingold, Ensign Introduce Renewable Energy Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 25 2010
U.S. Sens. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., and John Ensign, R-Nev., are introducing renewable energy legislation that would ensure all forms of renewable energy meet a potential [read more]
Salazar Discusses Offshore Wind With Governors Of Atlantic States
by NAW Staff on Monday February 22 2010
Ken Salazar, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) hosted a meeting with governors and representatives of Atlantic Coast states to discuss a [read more]
DOT Funds Will Help New England Ports Accommodate Wind Energy Shipments
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 18 2010
Rhode Island and Maine will receive funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to make improvements to ports in order to accommodate wind [read more]
Markell Signs Executive Order To Set Clean Energy Targets
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 18 2010
Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., has signed an executive order that aims to foster economic development, reduce the impact of state government on the environment and [read more]
Governor Advocates Wind Regulations
by NAW Staff on Thursday February 18 2010
Gov. Dave Freudenthal, D-Wyo., says he remains committed to passing regulations for Wyoming's wind energy industry and that proposed bills in the state's legislature would [read more]
Governor Doyle Signs Recovery Zone Bond Bill
by NAW Staff on Wednesday February 10 2010
Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis., has signed into law S.B.440, which allows the state to maximize federal bonds to help fund projects that will create hundreds [read more]
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