Policy Watch

Supreme Court Rules Against Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan

Betsy Lillian on Feb 10, 2016

A stay on the implementation of President Barack Obama’s landmark – and controversial – climate change plan has been issued.

EWEA: Europe Needs To ‘Get Its Act Together’ On Renewables

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 10, 2016

China’s overtaking the European Union (EU) for total installed wind energy capacity in 2015 is a wake-up call for EU policymakers, says the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA). According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), China installed [Read More]

Obama Lays Out $5.85 Billion For Clean Energy R&D In Proposed Budget

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 09, 2016

According to the DOE, the clean energy allocation in the FY 2017 budget represents a 21% increase from that of FY 2016.

U.S. Sen. Lankford Introduces Legislation To Completely Phase Out PTC

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Feb 04, 2016

Not long after Congress passed the multiyear extension of the federal production tax credit (PTC), U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., has introduced an amendment to a Senate energy bill to completely end one of the wind industry’s most essential incentives [Read More]

N.Y. Invites College Students To Renewable Energy Competition

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 27, 2016

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has launched the $3 million Energy to Lead Competition, which challenges student-led coalitions from New York colleges and universities to design and develop innovative plans for campus and community clean energy projects. The competition – [Read More]

Court Denies Petitioners’ Plea To Halt The Clean Power Plan

Joseph Bebon on Jan 22, 2016

On Thursday, a federal court handed renewable energy stakeholders, environmentalists and the Obama administration a victory: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request to halt the implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean [Read More]

Governors’ Wind Coalition Welcomes Solar To Group

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 21, 2016

Following a unanimous vote from member governors, the Governors’ Wind Energy Coalition has added solar energy issues to its agenda and renamed itself the Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition. “The addition of solar to the coalition’s portfolio represents a [Read More]

New York Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 21, 2016

This latest announcement builds on Gov. Cuomo’s other renewable energy plans revealed during his State of the State address.

Gov. Christie Returns N.J. Offshore Wind Bill Without Signature

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 20, 2016

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., has vetoed legislation that would have instructed the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to open a new window for applications for small offshore wind projects off the coast of Atlantic City. According to Fishermen’s [Read More]

University Receives Grant To Help Integrate Wind Power

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jan 19, 2016

U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced that the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Electrical, Community and Cyber Systems has awarded $502,810 to North Dakota State University (NDSU). The funds will [Read More]