Policy Watch – Page 7

Cuomo Announces Millions In Funding For Emerging Clean Energy Companies

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 17, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced a $10 million investment to support new and existing incubators that help early-stage and emerging clean energy companies across New York grow and succeed. According to a press release, the state-sponsored incubators assist [Read More]

Cape Wind Abandons Appeal For Project Connection Permit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2016

Cape Wind reportedly canceled a hearing in which the offshore developer would argue its case for extending the transmission permits for its long-delayed wind project.

Another Utah City Goes All In On Renewable Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 12, 2016

Park City, Utah, Mayor Jack Thomas has signed a measure approved unanimously by the city council that commits Park City to transitioning to 100% clean, renewable energy. According to the Sierra Club, Park City represents the 19th city in the [Read More]

With New Milestone Reached, Paris Agreement To Take Effect Soon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

The European Union has formally joined the Paris Agreement, which has now surpassed an emissions threshold needed to make the climate deal official. With the European Union’s voting to join the U.S., China, India and other nations in ratifying the [Read More]

Xcel Poises For PUC Decision On Renewables-Boosting Energy Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 04, 2016

This Thursday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will hold its final hearing on Xcel Energy’s 15-year energy plan, which would double the amount of wind and solar on the utility’s system, according to an announcement from Fresh Energy and [Read More]

Clean Power Plan Heard In Court; Renewables Groups Stay Confident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard oral arguments for and against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), the Obama administration’s climate change initiative that the Supreme Court ruled against back in [Read More]

Newly Signed Bills To Spur Energy Storage In California

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 28, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has signed into law four new bills that are expected to directly impact energy storage in California. According to the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA), the bills will collectively grow the behind-the-meter and utility-scale energy storage [Read More]

Wind Power Tax Spike Shut Down In Wyoming

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 23, 2016

A proposed $2 tax increase on wind power in Wyoming was reportedly shut down yesterday by the state’s joint revenue committee. According to coverage from the Wyoming Business Report, Congressman Mike Madden, who serves as chairman of the committee, had [Read More]

Clean Line Takes Illinois Wind Transmission Project Dismissal To Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Clean Line Energy, along with a number of other entities, is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to appeal a decision that reversed the approval of the 500-mile Rock Island Clean Line.

Governors To Obama: Steps We Need To Take To Grow U.S. Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

In a letter to President Barack Obama, a bipartisan group of 20 governors has taken action to expedite the siting of new wind farms, both onshore and offshore, in the U.S. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the [Read More]