Policy Watch – Page 8

Los Angeles Takes ‘Enormous Step’ Toward 100 Percent Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved a measure that instructs the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to chart a path to 100% clean energy in the city. According to a news release from the bill’s [Read More]

What Can Energy Storage Do For Massachusetts?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 19, 2016

Massachusetts’ Baker-Polito administration has released a new report, “State of Charge,” detailing the value of deploying energy storage in Massachusetts and a road map of policy recommendations for growing the energy storage market and industry in the state. The report finds [Read More]

Federal Agencies Unveil New Strategy To Spur U.S. Offshore Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Interior (DOI) have released a publication on a collaborative, strategic plan to continue accelerating the development of U.S. offshore wind. As announced by Ernest Moniz, secretary of energy, and Sally Jewell, [Read More]

California’s Freshly Signed Bills Put Climate Change Plans Into Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

Ten years after the state adopted the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., has now strengthened the legislation’s commitment by signing two new bills that require California to cut emissions at least 40% below 1990 [Read More]

BOEM Invites Public To Renewables Task Force Meeting In Va.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 09, 2016

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is inviting the public to its Virginia Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Task Force meeting, taking place on Sept. 22 at the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach. According to BOEM, the purpose [Read More]

Community Green Energy Groups Take Big Hit In U.K., Says Trade Group

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

U.K. trade body Co-operatives UK says it is demanding action after government policy U-turns have sparked a drop in community green energy start-ups by more than 80% in the country. According to the group, only 10 new community energy organizations [Read More]

Exclusive: Sen. Grassley Sets The Record Straight On Trump And Wind

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Regardless of the presidential outcome, the U.S. senator – the father of the production tax credit – intends to put up a fight against anyone who tries to hurt the U.S. wind industry.

The More U.S. Wind Grows, The More Support It Gains: AWEA

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

As the 2016 election enters its final stretch, new findings from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) are showing that the rapid rise of American wind power has been accompanied by strong support from U.S. voters. AWEA says Americans’ support [Read More]

BOEM Hosting Offshore Wind Public Meetings In N.C.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 29, 2016

Next month, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is holding a public auction seminar and public information meeting on offshore wind development in North Carolina. On Aug. 12, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and BOEM Director Abigail [Read More]

To Meet Renewables Goal, Hawaii Needs Huge Infrastructure Upgrades: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 17, 2016

Last year, Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii, signed a bill that mandates state utilities procure 100% of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045. According to a new report, however, it may come at a cost of $8 billion just [Read More]