Policy Watch – Page 101

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]

Oregon Governor Announces Creation Of Energy Policy Council

Posted by NAW Staff on September 02, 2008

At a recent energy summit in Portland, Ore., Gov. Ted Kulongoski, D-Ore., told attendees he plans to create an Oregon Planning and Energy Council through executive order in the coming months. The council will meet and report regularly to the [Read More]

Gov. Manchin To Introduce Transmission Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on August 13, 2008

Gov. Joe Manchin. D-W.Va., plans to introduce legislation that would ensure West Virginians receive direct benefits from the construction and operation of a 500 kV electric transmission line that was recently approved by the West Virginia Public Service Commission (PSC). [Read More]

Tax Credit Extension Proposed In New Energy Reform Act

Posted by NAW Staff on August 04, 2008

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and a bipartisan coalition of senators have unveiled an energy proposal – the New Energy Reform Act of 2008 – that would reduce gas prices and U.S. dependence on foreign oil and strengthen America's economy. Provisions [Read More]

PTC Extension Fails Despite Governors’ Call

Posted by NAW Staff on July 30, 2008

In July 29 congressional action on the most recent iteration of an extension to the federal production tax credit – Senate Bill 3335 – a motion to proceed to consideration of the measure was withdrawn in the Senate. On July [Read More]

Newsom Signs Directive On Wind Energy

Posted by NAW Staff on July 21, 2008

Citing opportunities in many San Francisco neighborhoods for small- and medium-scale wind energy, Mayor Gavin Newsom, D-San Francisco, signed an executive directive to encourage development of wind generation in the city. Under this directive, the Department of Building Inspection and [Read More]

Delaware Governor Signs RGGI Legislation

Posted by NAW Staff on July 11, 2008

Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, D-Del., has signed Senate Bill 263, authorizing the state to participate in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a market-based program designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from fossil-fuel-fired power plants. The program includes nine [Read More]