Policy Watch – Page 101

Alaska Governor Forms Climate Change Sub-Cabinet

Posted by NAW Staff on September 20, 2007

Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, has signed Administrative Order 238, which establishes a subcabinet to prepare a climate change strategy. According to the governor's office, the Climate Change Sub-Cabinet will examine ways to develop, support and expand renewable energy resource programs [Read More]

NGA Launches National Effort To Promote Clean Energy Policies

Posted by NAW Staff on September 17, 2007

National Governors Association (NGA) co-chairs Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., have launched the Securing a Clean Energy Future initiative to promote clean energy policies across the U.S. According to the NGA, the new initiative will enlist [Read More]

Easley Signs RPS For North Carolina

Posted by NAW Staff on August 31, 2007

Gov. Mike Easley, D-N.C., has signed Senate Bill (SB) 3 – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bill – establishing a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for North Carolina. The law requires public utilities in North Carolina to obtain 3% of [Read More]

OH Governor Announces Energy Plan, Wind Farm Funding

Posted by NAW Staff on August 31, 2007

Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, has introduced an initiative called the Energy, Jobs and Progress plan, which is intended to ensure predictability of affordable energy prices, create jobs and serve as a catalyst to enhance energy industries in Ohio, according to [Read More]

IL Governor Approves Renewable Energy Standard

Posted by NAW Staff on August 29, 2007

Gov. Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., signed into law a renewable energy standard that will require Illinois utilities to supply 2% of their power from renewable energy sources by 2008, 10% by 2015 and 25% by 2025. An accompanying energy efficiency portfolio [Read More]

PA Governor Signs Renewable Energy Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on August 24, 2007

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has approved House Bill 1203, a bill designed to encourage electricity suppliers to incorporate more clean energy solutions into the portfolio of resources used to provide service to their customers. Among other provisions, the bill [Read More]

NLGA Adopts Energy Resolution

Posted by NAW Staff on August 14, 2007

Nineteen members of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) have co-sponsored a resolution designed to encourage greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, energy production and sustainable building practices throughout the country. One priority is to accelerate the development of clean, economical energy [Read More]

WindLogics Receives Patent For Wind Variability Research Methodology

Posted by NAW Staff on August 07, 2007

WindLogics, a St. Paul, Minn.-based provider of wind analysis and forecasting services, has been issued a patent for its enhanced measure/correlate/predict (MCP) methodology for wind farm locations. These methods, which are the underlying technology behind WindLogics' Valuepoint financial analysis services, [Read More]

Illinois Legislature Passes Renewables, Energy Efficiency Standards

Posted by NAW Staff on August 06, 2007

The Illinois General Assembly has approved the Rate Relief and Reform Package, which includes a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and an energy efficiency portfolio standard (EEPS) for Illinois' utilities that, according to representatives of the Environmental Law and Policy Center [Read More]

Renewable Energy Bill Clears North Carolina House And Senate

Posted by NAW Staff on August 03, 2007

Following several revisions to its original version, Senate Bill (SB) 3, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Bill, has passed both the House and Senate in North Carolina. According to its text, SB 3 is designed to ‘promote the development [Read More]