New & Noteworthy – Page 393

House Passes Renewable Energy Bill

Posted by NAW Staff on February 28, 2008

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) praised the 236 to 182 vote in the House of Representatives on a bill that includes an extension of the renewable energy production tax credit. The bill, which would be financed by ending tax [Read More]

California Companies Form Green Power Group

Posted by NAW Staff on February 27, 2008

Several California companies have formed the Green Power Group – California Affiliates. Group founders Advanced Micro Devices, Apple Inc., BT Americas, Cisco Systems, eBay, Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Intel Corp., Intuit, Levi Strauss & Co., News Corp., Pactiv Corp., Patagonia and [Read More]

Poll: People Like Renewables But Hesitate Over Costs

Posted by NAW Staff on February 27, 2008

According to a Financial Times/Harris Poll conducted online by Harris Interactive, many people in the five largest countries in Europe as well as in the U.S. like the idea of renewable energy, but do not want to pay any more [Read More]

NYSERDA Announces Renewable Energy Initiatives

Posted by NAW Staff on February 27, 2008

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has launched two initiatives that will help strengthen the evolving renewable energy arena in New York. These initiatives grew out of the efforts and recommendations of Lt. Gov. David Paterson's [Read More]

New York Renewable Energy Task Force Makes Recommendations

Posted by NAW Staff on February 26, 2008

New York Lt. Gov. David A. Paterson, chairman of the state's renewable energy task force, has announced 16 recommendations as part of a road map to significantly increase renewable energy generation in the state. ‘Increasing the state's supply of clean, [Read More]

Study: Transmission Line Would Lower NY Wholesale Electricity Costs

Posted by NAW Staff on February 26, 2008

New York Regional Interconnect Inc. (NYRI) has submitted a supplemental filing to the New York Public Service Commission that details research findings on the economic and environmental impacts of NYRI's proposed transmission line, as well as alternative routing options. The [Read More]

Idaho Wind Integration Case Resolved

Posted by NAW Staff on February 22, 2008

After nearly three years of deliberation between Idaho's regulated utilities, wind developers and state regulators, three cases involving how much it costs to add wind to utilities' transmission grids have been resolved. Three orders issued by the Idaho Public Utilities [Read More]

SPP Approves New Rate Structure

Posted by NAW Staff on February 21, 2008

By the action of its Regional State Committee, Southwest Power Pool Inc. (SPP), the organization overseeing regional transmission planning in several states including Kansas, has approved developing a new rate structure for qualifying capital projects that apportions the costs of [Read More]

ISO-NE Completes Forward Capacity Market Auction

Posted by NAW Staff on February 21, 2008

ISO New England, a bulk power system and wholesale electricity market operator, has completed New England's first forward capacity market (FCM) auction, securing a blend of new and existing generation and demand-side resources to supply the 32,305 MW that the [Read More]

WREGIS Issues Certificates

Posted by NAW Staff on February 20, 2008

The Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (WREGIS) has begun using Santa Clara, Calif.-based APX Inc.'s environmental market system to issue, monitor and track renewable energy certificates (RECs) in the western U.S. ‘Oregon continues to be highly supportive of WREGIS [Read More]