Policy Watch – Page 10

Community Green Energy Groups Take Big Hit In U.K., Says Trade Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

U.K. trade body Co-operatives UK says it is demanding action after government policy U-turns have sparked a drop in community green energy start-ups by more than 80% in the country. According to the group, only 10 new community energy organizations [Read More]

Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Sets The Record Straight On Trump And Wind

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Regardless of the presidential outcome, the U.S. senator – the father of the production tax credit – intends to put up a fight against anyone who tries to hurt the U.S. wind industry.

The More U.S. Wind Grows, The More Support It Gains: AWEA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

As the 2016 election enters its final stretch, new findings from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) are showing that the rapid rise of American wind power has been accompanied by strong support from U.S. voters. AWEA says Americans’ support [Read More]

BOEM Hosting Offshore Wind Public Meetings In N.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

Next month, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a public auction seminar and public information meeting on offshore wind development in North Carolina. On Aug. 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Director Abigail [Read More]

To Meet Renewables Goal, Hawaii Needs Huge Infrastructure Upgrades: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Last year, Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, signed a bill that mandates state utilities procure 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045. According to a new report, however, it may come at a cost of $8 billion just [Read More]

Sierra Club: Ten U.S. Cities Committed To Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2016

The Sierra Club has released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100% renewable energy. This report is the first from Ready for 100, a new Sierra Club campaign launched this [Read More]

Newly Signed Energy Bill Poised To Jump-Start Offshore Wind In Mass.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2016

Set to procure 1.6 GW of offshore wind over the next decade, the state ought to get a gold medal for “shifting our clean energy transition into high gear,” according to the National Wildlife Federation.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Celebrates Its First Birthday

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]

N.Y. Gets Green Light On 50% By 2030 Clean Energy Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 01, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., says that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the state’s clean energy standard, which will require 50% of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. In its initial [Read More]

Mass. Legislature Passes Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Bill To Date

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 01, 2016

The new bill requires utilities to procure 1,600 MW of offshore wind, accelerating the Bay State’s adoption of renewable resources and opening the door to the U.S. commercial offshore wind market.