Policy Watch – Page 9

Sierra Club: Ten U.S. Cities Committed To Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 15, 2016

The Sierra Club has released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered by 100% renewable energy. This report is the first from Ready for 100, a new Sierra Club campaign launched this [Read More]

Newly Signed Energy Bill Poised To Jump-Start Offshore Wind In Mass.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 08, 2016

Set to procure 1.6 GW of offshore wind over the next decade, the state ought to get a gold medal for “shifting our clean energy transition into high gear,” according to the National Wildlife Federation.

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Celebrates Its First Birthday

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]

N.Y. Gets Green Light On 50% By 2030 Clean Energy Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 01, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., says that the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the state’s clean energy standard, which will require 50% of New York’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030. In its initial [Read More]

Mass. Legislature Passes Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Bill To Date

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 01, 2016

The new bill requires utilities to procure 1,600 MW of offshore wind, accelerating the Bay State’s adoption of renewable resources and opening the door to the U.S. commercial offshore wind market.

D.C. Mayor Signs New Clean Energy Bill Into Law

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 25, 2016

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel E. Bowser has signed into law a bill that increases the district’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2020 to 50% by 2032. The District of Columbia City Council unanimously passed the legislation in June, [Read More]

Oklahoma Struggles With The Success Of Its Renewables Tax Policy

Written by David Burton & Isaac Maron on July 25, 2016

The state, which provides a zero-emissions tax credit representing about 20% of the federal PTC of $23/MWh, is currently facing a depletion of its general revenue fund.

Groups Call LIPA Offshore Wind Delay ‘Deeply Disappointing’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

In response to the Long Island Power Authority’s (LIPA) recent postponement of the vote to consider Deepwater Wind’s offshore wind proposal, several environmental groups are expressing their disappointment and urging the New York governor to move offshore wind power forward [Read More]

An ITC For Energy Storage? New Bill Aims To Establish Tax Incentives

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has introduced legislation that would establish an investment tax credit (ITC) for the deployment of energy storage in both homes and businesses. The Energy [Read More]

100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal Set For Salt Lake City

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

Salt Lake City has committed to transition to 100% renewable energy sources by 2032, as well as reduce carbon emissions citywide by 80% by 2040. Mayor Jackie Biskupski, members of the city council, other city leaders, and members of the [Read More]