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Queen's Energy Bill Grants Local Authorities Final Say For Onshore Wind
by NAW Staff on Wednesday May 27 2015
In a speech to both houses of Parliament, the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II devoted substantial parts of her annual address to energy security - particularly, [read more]
New Wine In An Old Bottle? Inside The Feds' MBTA Incidental Take Proposal
by Svend Brandt-Erichsen and Andrew C. Bell on Tuesday May 26 2015
On May 26, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) initiated an environmental review of a proposed permitting program for authorizing the incidental "take" of [read more]
Having His Say: Alberta Election Raises Hopes For Renewables, New Ideas
by Tim Weis on Tuesday May 26 2015
Editor's note: The following is reprinted with permission from the Canadian Wind Energy Association's (CanWEA) wind power blog. For the first time in over four [read more]
U.S. Policymakers Address Grid Vulnerability Issues
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 26 2015
The U.S. is more dependent than ever on reliable electric power for residential, commercial and industrial use, as well as strategic security. However, a natural [read more]
Oklahoma Gov. Signs Bills Reforming Wind Industry Incentives
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 21 2015
After much collaboration between legislators and the wind industry, and in an effort to address state budget issues, Gov. Mary Fallin, R-Okla., has signed into [read more]
Oklahoma Senate OKs Bill To End Wind Farm Tax Exemption
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 19 2015
On Friday, the Oklahoma State Senate unanimously approved S.B.498, legislation that would eliminate the state's current property tax exemption for wind developers. The state House [read more]
Senators Introduce Bill To Create National Renewable Energy Standard
by NAW Staff on Thursday May 14 2015
Several U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would create a national renewable electricity standard (RES). Introduced by Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Edward Markey, D-Mass., [read more]
Sitting At The Doorstep Of History: Hawaii Poised To Become The First State With 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 12 2015
After a vote of 74-2, Hawaii legislators sent Gov. David Y. Ige, D-Hawaii, legislation that would require state utilities to procure all of their electricity [read more]
International Energy Agency: Clean Energy Innovation Is Essential To Meeting Climate Goals
by NAW Staff on Monday May 11 2015
A concerted push for clean energy innovation is the only way the world can meet its climate goals, according to a recently released report by [read more]
Damning Renewable Energy Measures Advance In Three Key Wind States
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday May 07 2015
As state legislative sessions kick into high gear, three damning pieces of legislation - including two particularly crippling bills for wind energy - advanced in [read more]
Let's Make A Deal: Wind Industry, Kansas Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Renewable Portfolio Standard
by NAW Staff on Tuesday May 05 2015
Kansas wind advocates and state lawmakers have brokered an agreement that keeps certain tax provisions for wind farm owners and developers intact in exchange for [read more]
California Establishes Ambitious Greenhouse-Gas Reduction Targets
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 30 2015
To reduce carbon emissions over the next decade and a half, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., D-Calif., issued an executive order to establish a California [read more]
Texas Hardball: As Lone Star Legislators Engage In Stalemate, The Clock Is Ticking On S.B.931
by Mark Del Franco on Thursday April 30 2015
It has been two weeks since the Texas Senate voted to advance a crippling anti-wind bill that would repeal the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) [read more]
Legislative Package In Michigan Seeks To Double RPS, Advance Energy Efficiency
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2015
Michigan Democrats have introduced a legislative package that - among other efforts - would double the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 20% by 2022. [read more]
Nebraska One Step Closer To Getting State PTC
by NAW Staff on Thursday April 23 2015
The Nebraska legislature amended and advanced L.B.423, the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) for Nebraska. L.B.423, introduced by Rep. Jeremy Nordquist, D-Omaha, requires wind [read more]
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