Policy Watch – Page 107

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]

New NGA Chair Pawlenty Announces Clean Energy Plan

Posted by NAW Staff on July 24, 2007

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn., recently elected chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), has named an initiative called Securing a Clean Energy Future as his focus during his term as NGA chair. According to the governor's office, Securing a Clean [Read More]