Policy Watch – Page 100

Green Energy Act To Be Introduced Soon

Posted by NAW Staff on February 04, 2009

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says a proposed Green Energy Act would help lead to more than 50,000 new jobs over the next three years. The Green Energy Act, to be introduced in the Ontario Legislature later this month, would establish [Read More]

O’Malley Introduces GHG Reduction Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on January 26, 2009

Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., has unveiled legislation to commit the state to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% by 2020. The bill, which will be introduced in the Maryland general assembly, is part of O'Malley's ‘Smart, Green and [Read More]

Sebelius Outlines Legislative Pieces Of Energy Plan

Posted by NAW Staff on January 14, 2009

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has outlined legislative components of a comprehensive energy plan for the state. ‘It's time we take the next step toward a clean energy future,’ says Sebelius. ‘That's why we have developed a vision for a comprehensive [Read More]

Kaine Outlines Legislation To Promote Green Jobs

Posted by NAW Staff on January 13, 2009

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., has proposed several pieces of legislation designed to promote green jobs as part of his Renew Virginia initiative. ‘Creating green jobs and a renewable energy sector of the Virginia economy is one way we can [Read More]

AWEA Issues Legislative Alert For PTC Extension

Posted by NAW Staff on January 13, 2009

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has issued a legislative alert encouraging people to contact their members of Congress in order to extend the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy. The wind energy industry has the potential to be [Read More]

Florida PSC Makes Recommendations For RPS Rules

Posted by NAW Staff on January 02, 2009

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) staff has issued its recommendations for the Florida Legislature's consideration under Docket 080503 on the establishment of rules for the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). In its recommendation, the PSC staff indicates that it [Read More]

Granholm Establishes Energy Department

Posted by NAW Staff on October 29, 2008

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm, D-Mich., has announced a reorganization of state government that aligns all activities related to renewable energy and energy efficiency into one department in an effort to grow the energy sector and create jobs in the state. [Read More]

Oregon Governor Announces Climate Change Agenda For 2009

Posted by NAW Staff on October 29, 2008

As part of his 2009 legislative agenda, Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., has announced a series of climate change legislation to be considered in the 2009 legislative session. The governor presented his agenda at the Center for Health and Healing at [Read More]

Corzine Introduces New Energy Master Plan

Posted by NAW Staff on October 23, 2008

Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., has unveiled New Jersey's Energy Master Plan, a roadmap to guide the state toward a responsible energy future with adequate, reliable energy supplies that are both environmentally responsible and competitively priced. The plan lays out [Read More]

Governor Doyle Launches Transmission Planning Initiative

Posted by NAW Staff on September 22, 2008

Gov. Jim Doyle, D-Wis. and four other Midwest governors have created a regional transmission planning initiative that will promote regional electric transmission investment and cost sharing. The Upper Midwest Transmission Development Initiative will identify wind generation resources, transmission projects and [Read More]