In response to a recently approved anti-offshore-wind amendment in the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill, Liz Burdock, executive director of the Business Network for Offshore Wind, believes the measure is “highly unlikely” to be signed into law with the bill. [Read More]
The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]
Citizens of Lincoln County, S.D., have voted to keep in place an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Following pleas from advocacy group Farmers and Friends of Wind and [Read More]
Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]
“If construction of these turbines too close to the shoreline will reduce property value or tourism, then the turbines may cause more issues than they solve,” says Congressman Andy Harris, author of the amendment.
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has accepted utility company Hawaiian Electric’s plan charting near-term actions leading to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The Power Supply Improvement Plan Update, accepted by the PUC on July 14, describes the work by [Read More]
The case is important because it demonstrates that states have strong tools to dictate their energy mix (including advancing renewable energy) without violating the Constitution or federal energy laws.
Farmers and wind energy advocates in South Dakota are coming together to urge citizens of Lincoln County to vote no on an ordinance that requires future wind turbines to be built at least half a mile away from homes. Calling [Read More]
With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed [Read More]
A North Carolina bill seeking a moratorium on new wind farm permits through 2018 due to military concerns is awaiting a final decision from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a last-minute amendment to [Read More]