Policy Watch – Page 10

R.I. Governor Signs Renewables Bills, Including One To Boost RPS

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 08, 2016

Joined by state legislators and other officials on Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, D-R.I., ceremonially signed into law several bills meant to advance renewable energy in Rhode Island. According to a press release from the General Assembly, one of the [Read More]

Federal Court Makes Cape Wind Ruling: A Win For Both Parties?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 06, 2016

The long-embattled offshore project has now been met with an appeals court ruling that says federal agencies were in violation of environmental statutes when they approved the wind farm’s lease.

The Look-Back Rule: What You Need To Know About The IRS Guidance

Written by Eli Katz & Eric Kamerman on July 05, 2016

A little-known provision embedded in the latest round of Internal Revenue Service guidance could have big implications for wind farm owners and operators.

Brattle Report: How State Policymakers Can Enable Canadian Clean Energy Imports

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 01, 2016

Consultants at The Brattle Group have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). With [Read More]

What Impact Will Brexit Have On U.K. Offshore Renewables?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

The decision of the U.K. to leave the European Union could have far-reaching implications for the British renewables sector in terms of investment and legislation, according to recent research from the London-headquartered Renewables Consulting Group (RCG). For most voters, says [Read More]

North American Leaders Pledge 50 Percent Clean Energy By 2025

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

Obama, Trudeau and Nieto have united for a common goal of furthering the Paris Agreement and achieving 50% clean power generation in the continent by 2025.

Washington, D.C., Moves Toward 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

The District of Columbia City Council has voted to increase the city’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2020 to 50% by 2032. Specifically, according to the summary of the bill, if passed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the legislation, [Read More]

Only 1.2 GW For Offshore Wind? Not In MA’s Latest Energy Bill Proposal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 27, 2016

In the most recent version of the state’s energy bill, the Massachusetts Senate has laid out a full 2 GW commitment to offshore wind, as opposed to the House’s 1.2 GW carve-out.

California PUC Adopts Process To Speed Renewables-Grid Interconnection

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 24, 2016

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has adopted a new model and five-year pilot process meant to speed interconnection of renewable and distributed energy resources to the electric grid. According to the commission, the new California Interconnection Model creates incentives [Read More]

Montana’s New Energy Plan Focuses On Wind Power Potential

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

Gov. Steve Bullock, D-Mont., has announced a new blueprint for Montana’s energy future. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which is praising the governor’s plan, the blueprint recognizes the value of a stronger electricity grid and the expansion [Read More]