Policy Watch – Page 101

Patrick Signs Green Communities Act

Posted by NAW Staff on July 07, 2008

Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., has signed the Green Communities Act, a comprehensive energy reform bill resulting from collaboration with House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi, who filed the bill in 2007, and Senate President Therese Murray, who led the Senate to pass [Read More]

Crist Signs RPS Bill

Posted by NAW Staff on July 07, 2008

Gov. Charlie Crist, R-Florida, has signed a bill directing Florida's Public Service Commission to adopt a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) that would require the state's utilities to supply renewable energy to customers directly by procuring or through renewable energy credits, [Read More]

Congressmen Introduce Renewable Energy Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on July 07, 2008

U.S. Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., Bill Delahunt, D-Mass., Jim McDermott, D-Wash. and Mike Honda, D-Calif. have introduced the Renewable Energy Jobs and Security Act, which would provide guaranteed renewable-energy payments to clean-energy generation sources of up to 20 MW in [Read More]

Strickland Signs Energy Bill

Posted by NAW Staff on May 05, 2008

On May 1, Gov. Ted Strickland, D-Ohio, signed into law Senate Bill 221, an energy reform bill designed to ensure affordable energy prices and enhance energy industries in Ohio. In a statement at the bill signing, Strickland said the bill [Read More]

Tax Credits Extended In Iowa

Posted by NAW Staff on May 02, 2008

Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, has signed Senate File (S.F) 2405 at the Chamber of Commerce in Mason City. S.F. 2405 has three key components. First, it encourages banks to invest in wind energy by expanding eligibility for the state wind [Read More]

House, Senate Approve Energy Bill For Ohio

Posted by NAW Staff on April 29, 2008

With a 92-0 House vote and 32-0 Senate vote, the Ohio Legislature has passed an energy policy bill (Senate Bill 221) designed to protect consumers from rate increases that could have occurred with the expiration of the state's electric utility [Read More]

Kansas Utility Endorses RPS Ballot Initiative

Posted by NAW Staff on April 25, 2008

Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), a subsidiary of Great Plains Energy Inc., has officially endorsed an effort by the group Missourians for Cleaner Cheaper Energy to put a proposal for a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) on the public ballot [Read More]

FERC Approves Transmission Incentive Requests

Posted by NAW Staff on April 18, 2008

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved transmission incentive requests for two projects slated to improve reliability of the nation's interstate transmission system. The projects include a 1,000-mile transmission line that will bring renewable energy from Canada to California [Read More]

Manitoba Proposes Climate Change Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on April 14, 2008

The Canadian province of Manitoba is proposing legislation to fulfill its Kyoto commitment to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs), according to Premier Gary Doer. The new law would require Manitoba to meet its Kyoto commitment by 2012 and set long-term goals [Read More]

Ensign, Cantwell RE Bill Passes Senate

Posted by NAW Staff on April 10, 2008

Sens. John Ensign, R-N.V., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have secured Senate passage of their Clean Energy Tax Stimulus Act, which extends incentives to encourage renewable energy, expands energy efficiency in buildings, homes and appliances, and helps stimulate the economy. ‘Today's [Read More]