Policy Watch – Page 10

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]

R.I. Legislature Passes Bill To Boost Renewable Energy Target

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 22, 2016

The Rhode Island legislature has passed a bill to advance the state’s renewable energy target from 14.5% by 2019 to 40% by 2035 – a move being applauded by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The new law, if signed [Read More]

What Does The Obama Administration Have In Store For Energy Storage?

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 17, 2016

On Thursday, the White House hosted a summit during which the Obama administration announced new executive actions and 33 state and private-sector commitments to accelerate the grid integration of renewable energy and storage. According to a White House fact sheet, [Read More]

Governor Green-Lights New Renewables Siting Bill In Vermont

Posted by Lauren Tyler on June 14, 2016

According to Shumlin, the newly altered bill, which he originally vetoed, “provides a road map” for the transformation of the state’s energy system.

Latest In Vermont: Altered Renewables Siting Bill Awaits Shumlin’s Signature

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 10, 2016

Days after its veto by the governor, a freshly altered Vermont bill relating to the siting of renewable energy projects is headed back to the desk of Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-Vt. According to coverage from Watchdog.org, lawmakers met for 11 [Read More]

U.S. Campaign To Spread The Word On Reaching 100 Percent Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 10, 2016

Environment America Research & Policy Center says it will deploy hundreds of door-knockers this summer in a multimillion-dollar effort to educate Americans about the possibility of 100% renewable energy. Based in campaign offices in 19 states and the District of [Read More]

Vetoed In Vermont: Renewables Siting Bill Struck Down – For Now

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 06, 2016

The legislature will soon meet to decide the fate of S.230, which Gov. Peter Shumlin has vetoed due to “last-minute” changes he feels would set back the state’s clean energy industry.

Global Leaders Talk Clean Energy At DOE-Hosted Gathering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 03, 2016

In San Francisco on Thursday, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz hosted energy leaders from around the world for the inaugural Mission Innovation (MI) Ministerial and the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7). The DOE says that, as the [Read More]

Hogan Vetoes Maryland Legislation To Increase State RPS

Posted by Lauren Tyler on May 31, 2016

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed legislation that would move Maryland’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to obtain 25% of the state’s electricity from renewable sources within four years. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the bill had previously passed with [Read More]

Proposed Mass. Energy Bill Devotes 1.2 GW To Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 25, 2016

According to several renewables stakeholders, the draft legislation is a good step forward but needs a bigger commitment to wind energy.