Content Category: Policy Watch
Agencies Publish Draft Environmental Impact Statement
by NAW Staff on Wednesday November 14 2007
The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense have released a draft programmatic [read more]
Transmission Bill Would Help Connect Clean Energy To Power Grid
by NAW Staff on Tuesday November 06 2007
U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, have introduced legislation in the [read more]
Commission Accepts PacifiCorp's IRP
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 23 2007
PacifiCorp, a six-state electric utility that operates as Rocky Mountain Power in eastern Idaho, has announced it's adding about 2,000 MW of renewable power, mostly [read more]
Senators Introduce Expanded Climate Change Legislation
by NAW Staff on Friday October 19 2007
Sens. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., and John Warner R-Va., have introduced climate change legislation proposing mandatory greenhouse gas reductions. The latest refinements to the Lieberman-Warner bill [read more]
Groups Ask CPUC To Enforce Renewable Energy Targets
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 18 2007
Two conservation groups have asked state regulators to enforce California requirements that utilities obtain 20% of their energy from renewable sources by 2010, as mandated [read more]
California ISO Board Of Governors Approves Changes
by NAW Staff on Thursday October 18 2007
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) Board of Governors has approved making changes to its federal tariff that spell out how a new financing [read more]
Commission Approves Wind Interconnection Agreements
by NAW Staff on Wednesday October 17 2007
State regulators have approved two interconnection agreements between Idaho Power Co. and two wind projects in Elmore County, Idaho. The agreements divide the costs for [read more]
Climate Change Council And Governor Release Report
by NAW Staff on Monday October 15 2007
Gov. Jon Huntsman, R-Utah, and the Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Climate Change (BRAC) released the Council's Report on recommended measures to reduce greenhouse gas [read more]
Imperial Irrigation District To Aid RE Transmission
by NAW Staff on Friday October 12 2007
The board of directors of Imperial Irrigation District (IID) Energy, an Imperial, Calif.-headquartered utility, has unanimously adopted a resolution titled "Incentives to Interconnect and [read more]
Midwest Governors Plan Energy Summit
by NAW Staff on Tuesday October 09 2007
According to the office of Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis., chairman of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA), Milwaukee will host the Midwestern Governors Association Energy Security [read more]
Wind Turbine Bird Safety Guidelines Approved in CA
by NAW Staff on Monday October 08 2007
The California Energy Commission has voted 3-0 to approve voluntary guidelines designed to reduce the number of bird and bat deaths from wind turbines. Titled [read more]
Texas PUC Issues CREZ Interim Final Order
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) has issued an interim final order designating five competitive renewable energy zones (CREZs) in West Texas and the [read more]
DOE Designates National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named two National Interest Electric Transmission Corridors (NIETCs): the Mid-Atlantic Area NIETC and the Southwest Area NIETC. The DOE [read more]
Manitoba Proposes Changes To Wind Farm Land Registration
by NAW Staff on Friday October 05 2007
Jim Rondeau, Manitoba's Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister, has re-introduced proposed legislative changes that would reduce the complexities around landowners' leasing land for the [read more]
Green Power Program Launched For South Carolina
by NAW Staff on Monday September 24 2007
The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) has created a green power program called Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) for the state. The new program [read more]
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