Content Category: Policy Watch
Michigan House Of Representatives Passes Plan To Strengthen Renewable Anchor Zones
by NAW Staff on Monday November 16 2009
The Michigan House of Representatives has passed a plan proposed by State Rep. Jeff Mayes that will strengthen renewable "anchor zones" in the state in [read more]
Markey Sends Letter To Salazar Urging Cape Wind Decision Before U.N. Conference Climate
by NAW Staff on Tuesday November 10 2009
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., has urged Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar to complete a decision on the Cape Wind energy project before [read more]
CanWEA: BC Moving In Right Direction
by NAW Staff on Friday November 06 2009
Although the province of British Columbia just commissioned its first commercially operational wind project this month, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) says the province [read more]
Secretary Chu Supports Clean Energy On Tribal Lands
by NAW Staff on Friday November 06 2009
With the goal of working to promote energy development and energy efficiency in Indian Country, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu reaffirmed the U.S. Department of [read more]
Committee On Environment And Public Works Passes Clean Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Thursday November 05 2009
The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) has approved S.1733, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act. The bill passed the [read more]
Treasury Allocates $2.2 Billion In Bonds For Renewable Energy Development
by NAW Staff on Thursday November 05 2009
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has allocated $2.2 billion in clean renewable energy bonds (CREBs) for 805 recipients across the country. Funded by the [read more]
Oregon Department Of Energy Files New Rules For Business Energy Tax Credit
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 04 2009
The Oregon Department of Energy has filed temporary administrative rules for the business energy tax credit (BETC) program, which grants tax subsidies to renewable energy [read more]
FERC Ruling Shifts Transmission Cost Burden To Wind Developers
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday October 29 2009
In what could dramatically alter transmission and wind energy development in the Upper Midwest, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ruling last week shifts virtually [read more]
Hearings Begin On Climate Change Legislation; Poll Shows Majority Supports Cap And Trade
by NAW Staff on Wednesday October 28 2009
Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), has released the text of the Chairman's Mark of the Clean [read more]
Arkansas Business Leaders Release Economic Analysis Of Proposed Climate Legislation
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 27 2009
Arkansas Business Leaders for a Clean Energy Economy has released a new economic analysis that finds strong federal policy could create up to 25,000 jobs [read more]
Hearings On Clean Energy Jobs To Start Oct. 27
by NAW Staff on Friday October 23 2009
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chair of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works (EPW), has announced that hearings on the Clean Energy Jobs Bill [read more]
Schwarzenegger, Salazar Sign MOU To Expedite RE Development In California
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 13 2009
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar in order to expedite the [read more]
Schwarzenegger Vetoes Renewable Energy Bills
by NAW Staff on Monday October 12 2009
Last month, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., said he would veto two renewable energy bills that were passed by the California Legislature. The Wall Street Journal [read more]
Department Of Energy Announces Private-Sector Partnership To Accelerate RE Projects
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday October 08 2009
The latest announcement from the Department of Energy (DOE) provides up to $750 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to [read more]
Jobs Platform And Energy Infrastructure Accord Unveiled At MGA Energy Forum
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 08 2009
Michigan will continue to collaborate with other Midwest partners to make the region the clean energy center of the U.S., according to Gov. Jennifer M. [read more]
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