Policy Watch – Page 4

Ohio Parties Agree To Kill Coal Plants, Add More Wind And Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

In conjunction with nine intervening parties, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) a settlement to its electric security plan (ESP) that would end its ownership [Read More]

Lawmakers Once Again Propose No Tax Credits For Wind Near Military Airfields

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has once again proposed a bill that he says would protect military airfields from “electromagnetic radar interference” from wind turbines. According to a press release from the senator, the bill was proposed with “input from [Read More]

Ind. Lawmaker Aims To Give ‘Direct Say’ To Residents On Wind Development

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2017

Indiana State Rep. Tom Saunders, R-Lewisville, has proposed a bill that he says would allow local residents to have a “stronger voice” in the development of wind farms in their community. According to Saunders, H.B.1597 would allow Indiana citizens to [Read More]

Wind Generation Tax Hike Gets The Boot In Wyoming

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

In a 2-7 vote, the House Revenue Committee has killed a proposal that would have raised wind taxes from $1/MWh to $5/MWh.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 24, 2017

Massachusetts legislators have proposed a bill that calls for the state to adopt a 100% renewable portfolio standard, according to Environment Massachusetts, a statewide, citizen-funded clean energy advocacy group. Under the legislation, H.D.3357 – filed by State Reps. Sean Garballey, [Read More]

Grassley Pleads With Treasury Secretary For Smooth Wind PTC Phase-Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 20, 2017

At yesterday’s confirmation hearing for Steven Mnuchin, now-President Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, made a plea for a “smooth transition” of the five-year phase-out of the federal wind [Read More]

530 Companies, 100 Investors Push For Low-Carbon U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

More than 530 companies and 100 investors – from Fortune 500 firms to small, family-owned businesses – are calling on the Trump administration and Congress to support policies to accelerate a low-carbon future in order to help curb climate change. [Read More]

AWEA Calls For Veto Override Of Maryland Clean Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 05, 2017

The sponsors of Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act, vetoed last year by Gov. Larry Hogan, joined other state lawmakers and renewable energy stakeholders yesterday at the Maryland State House to call for a veto override of the bill. The Clean [Read More]

Md.’s 2017 Environmental Plan Includes Renewables, Green Jobs Initiatives

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., has announced the state’s 2017 environmental agenda, which includes initiatives to grow jobs in green industries, invest in renewable energy resources, promote the use of electric vehicles and promote clean water commerce. Hogan’s 2017 Environmental Package [Read More]

States Speak Out To Trump On EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 03, 2017

A coalition of 19 states and localities, led by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to continue the federal government’s defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). In [Read More]