Content Category: Policy Watch
Democrats Reach Agreement On Climate Bill
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2009
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Rep. Edward J. Markey, Rep. Mike Doyle and Rep. Jay Inslee have released the details [read more]
Maryland Governor Signs Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act
by NAW Staff on Friday May 08 2009
Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has signed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act, a process he began almost two years ago, when he convened the Maryland Commission [read more]
Iowa Bills Promote Wind Energy
by NAW Staff on Friday April 24 2009
Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has signed two bills designed to expand Iowa's wind energy industry. Senate File 456 utilizes unused tax credits to promote small [read more]
Huntsman Signs Renewable Energy Bills
by NAW Staff on Friday April 24 2009
Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, ceremonially signed two renewable energy bills, H.B.430 and S.B.76, at Raser Technologies Inc.'s Hatch geothermal power plant in Utah. S.B.76 establishes [read more]
MMS Rule Provides Framework For Offshore Wind
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday April 23 2009
In a move that outlines the parameters for offshore wind and how it will be developed, the Minerals Management Service (MMS), part of the Department [read more]
Senator Calls For Streamlining Approval Of Wind Projects In S.D.
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2009
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., sent a letter to Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) Administrator Timothy Meeks urging the development of a wind power permitting process [read more]
Obama Promotes Renewable Energy At Wind Tower Factory
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2009
President Obama visited Newton, Iowa-based Trinity Structural Towers, the former Maytag appliance factory that now produces towers for wind energy production and employs dozens of [read more]
Biden Outlines Funding For Smart-Grid Initiatives
by NAW Staff on Friday April 17 2009
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Vice President Joseph Biden has outlined plans to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart-grid technology [read more]
Sebelius Signs Renewable Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 08 2009
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has signed a bill to modify the Kansas Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act. S.B.108 revises the Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act [read more]
FERC Releases Proposed Policy Statement On Smart-Grid Development
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 01 2009
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accelerated development of a smarter grid for the nation's electric transmission system with a proposed policy statement and [read more]
Corzine Signs Clean Energy Legislation
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 01 2009
Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., has signed three pieces of legislation that will help support co-generation projects and the development of solar energy and wind [read more]
Draft Of New Clean Energy Legislation Released
by NAW Staff on Wednesday April 01 2009
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey have released a draft of clean energy legislation [read more]
New Hampshire Climate Action Plan Released
by NAW Staff on Tuesday March 31 2009
The Climate Change Policy Task Force has released the New Hampshire Climate Action Plan and created a public/private partnership that will oversee and guide the [read more]
Wind Power Reform Bills Fail In Maryland Legislature
by NAW Staff on Monday March 30 2009
A package of bills aimed at stiffening wind power regulations in Maryland have failed in the General Assembly, the Associated Press reports. According to Republican [read more]
Feinstein Wants To Protect Land From Wind Development
by NAW Staff on Thursday March 26 2009
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has announced her intention to introduce new legislation to establish a national monument to preserve thousands of acres in the Mojave [read more]
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