Policy Watch

Groups Call LIPA Offshore Wind Delay ‘Deeply Disappointing’

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 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

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 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

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 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]

R.I. Governor Signs Renewables Bills, Including One To Boost RPS

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 08, 2016

Joined by state legislators and other officials on Thursday, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, D-R.I., ceremonially signed into law several bills meant to advance renewable energy in Rhode Island. According to a press release from the General Assembly, one of the [Read More]

Federal Court Makes Cape Wind Ruling: A Win For Both Parties?

Betsy Lillian on Jul 06, 2016

The long-embattled offshore project has now been met with an appeals court ruling that says federal agencies were in violation of environmental statutes when they approved the wind farm’s lease.

The Look-Back Rule: What You Need To Know About The IRS Guidance

NAW Staff
Eli Katz & Eric Kamerman on Jul 05, 2016

A little-known provision embedded in the latest round of Internal Revenue Service guidance could have big implications for wind farm owners and operators.

Brattle Report: How State Policymakers Can Enable Canadian Clean Energy Imports

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jul 01, 2016

Consultants at The Brattle Group have issued a report that provides technical guidance to U.S. state policymakers on how to enable clean energy imports from Canada for compliance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP). With [Read More]

What Impact Will Brexit Have On U.K. Offshore Renewables?

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jun 29, 2016

The decision of the U.K. to leave the European Union could have far-reaching implications for the British renewables sector in terms of investment and legislation, according to recent research from the London-headquartered Renewables Consulting Group (RCG). For most voters, says [Read More]

North American Leaders Pledge 50 Percent Clean Energy By 2025

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jun 29, 2016

Obama, Trudeau and Nieto have united for a common goal of furthering the Paris Agreement and achieving 50% clean power generation in the continent by 2025.

Washington, D.C., Moves Toward 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard

NAW Staff
NAW Staff on Jun 29, 2016

The District of Columbia City Council has voted to increase the city’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 20% by 2020 to 50% by 2032. Specifically, according to the summary of the bill, if passed by Mayor Muriel Bowser, the legislation, [Read More]