Policy Watch – Page 10

Lawmaker Takes Aim At Wind Farms Near Military Bases

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has proposed a bill that would make new wind farms built within 40 miles of military bases ineligible for tax credits. Specifically, he has voiced his concern for an Apex project in western New York.

Report: U.S. Renewables Upped Their Game In First Three Quarters

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Renewable energy sources provided 15.1% of net U.S. electrical generation during the first three quarters of this year, according to nonprofit SUN DAY Campaign, which cites data from the latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly [Read More]

Florida City Rolls Out 100% Renewable Energy Plans

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 23, 2016

The St. Petersburg, Fla., City Council has formally approved the city’s commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy. According to the Sierra Club, St. Petersburg represents the first city in Florida and the 20th city in the U.S. to make [Read More]

Court Makes Landmark Ruling On Illinois Wind Turbine Dispute

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

Wind energy developers and landowners versus the construction industry: Who emerged victorious in the Illinois court case?

Obama Administration Rolls Out Series Of New Clean Energy Initiatives

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2016

Before leaving office, the Obama administration gives one more push to promote a clean energy economy and continue the global transition to zero- and low-carbon energy sources.

Oklahoma Senator: Kill State’s Wind PTC In 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 14, 2016

Oklahoma State Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, wants to do away with the state’s production tax credit (PTC) for wind power. Mazzei, who serves as the outgoing chairman of the Senate’s finance committee, recently addressed the Incentive Evaluation Commission in support [Read More]

Trump Elected POTUS; Clean Energy Stakeholders React

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 09, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association maintains that it will work diligently with the Trump administration “to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.”

Paris Agreement Officially Enters Force; What’s On The COP22 Agenda?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 04, 2016

According to Nordex, the finalized agreement will bring forth, in part, “an increasingly positive business environment for wind.”

U.S. Congressman Discusses ITC Importance At N.Y. Wind Farm

Posted by Lauren Tyler on October 20, 2016

As part of his continued efforts to fight for domestic energy security, Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., recently paid a visit to United Wind’s turbine construction site on a local wind farm in Ripley, N.Y. During the visit, Reed reviewed the construction [Read More]

Offshore Wind Developer Claims Victory After ‘Inequitable Treatment’ By Ontario

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Windstream Energy LLC has been awarded C$28 million in damages and costs for what it says was “inequitable treatment” by the government of Ontario. Windstream says an arbitral tribunal appointed under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) found that [Read More]