Policy Watch – Page 101

Sebelius, Parkinson Form Kansas Wind Working Group

Posted by NAW Staff on January 08, 2008

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson, D-Kan., have formed the Kansas Wind Working Group to promote the state's potential to produce wind energy. ‘Opportunities for increased wind energy within this state are plentiful, affordable and obtainable,’ says [Read More]

FERC Largely Affirms Open Transmission Access Order

Posted by NAW Staff on December 31, 2007

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has largely affirmed its rule on open access transmission, order No. 890, issued earlier this year. The order, ‘Promoting Undue Discrimination and Preference in Transmission Service,’ reformed the open access regulatory framework first set [Read More]

Group Initiates Second Judicial Review Of Canada’s Kyoto Obligations

Posted by NAW Staff on November 30, 2007

The Canadian government has, again, been served with an application for judicial review for violating the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (KPIA), the Canadian federal law that requires reductions in greenhouse gas emissions according to the Kyoto commitment. The application, filed [Read More]

British Columbia Introduces Climate Action Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on November 29, 2007

British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and Environment Minister Barry Penner have announced the introduction of the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. The act puts into law British Columbia's target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 33% below [Read More]

IPCC Releases Fourth Climate Change Report

Posted by NAW Staff on November 21, 2007

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the fourth report in its series of climate change reports. The IPCC has worked with scientists around the world to collect, assess and process a body of solid and up-to-date scientific [Read More]

Governors Sign Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord

Posted by NAW Staff on November 16, 2007

Nine governors and the Premier of Manitoba have signed the Midwestern Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Accord at the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA) Energy Security and Climate Change Summit in Milwaukee, Wis. The agreement, signed by Govs. Jim Doyle, D-Wis.; Tim [Read More]

Agencies Publish Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Posted by NAW Staff on November 14, 2007

The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Commerce and Defense have released a draft programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) for public review and comment. The draft proposes designation of energy [Read More]

PUC Files Petition For Rehearing With DOE

Posted by NAW Staff on November 14, 2007

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) filed for rehearing with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) over its National Interest Electric Transmission Corridor (NIETC) for the Mid-Atlantic region while also filing suit against the designation in the U.S. District Court. [Read More]

Transmission Bill Would Help Connect Clean Energy To Power Grid

Posted by NAW Staff on November 06, 2007

U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., members of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, have introduced legislation in the House that would make renewable electricity produced in rural areas available to urban energy users. [Read More]

Commission Accepts PacifiCorp’s IRP

Posted by NAW Staff on October 23, 2007

PacifiCorp, a six-state electric utility that operates as Rocky Mountain Power in eastern Idaho, has announced it's adding about 2,000 MW of renewable power, mostly from wind, over the next 10 years. The Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) recently accepted [Read More]