Policy Watch – Page 9

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]

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]