Content Category: Policy Watch
Ohio Gov. Kasich Green-Lights Tougher Wind Turbine Setbacks
on Tuesday June 17 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, signed Ohio's budget bill, H.B.483, on Monday without vetoing a provision that establishes a harsher setback rule for wind turbines in [read more]
Governing Liberal Party Prevails In Ontario Election
on Friday June 13 2014 by NAW Staff
The ruling Liberal Party prevailed in Ontario following an election Thursday - a victory that could keep wind energy well positioned for further growth in [read more]
Nationwide Ad Blitz Targets Congress Members For Inaction On Wind PTC Extension
on Thursday June 12 2014 by NAW Staff
The Sierra Club has launched a national ad campaign calling on Congress to reauthorize the production tax credit (PTC) for wind power. The environmental group [read more]
AWEA To Ohio Governor: Veto 'Wind Energy Killing' Provision
on Tuesday June 10 2014 by NAW Staff
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has called on Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, to use his line item veto to strike a provision in H.B.483 [read more]
Petroleum Association, N.M. Counties Sue Over Federal Listing Of Bird Species
on Tuesday June 10 2014 by NAW Staff
Has the wind power sector found an unlikely ally in the oil and gas industry? The Permian Basin Petroleum Association contends it is standing up [read more]
Virginia Governor Creates Council To Update State's Energy Plan
on Monday June 09 2014 by NAW Staff
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., has signed an executive order establishing the Virginia Energy Council, which will make recommendations for the development and implementation of an [read more]
Lawmakers Introduce Rural Wind Energy Development Act
on Tuesday June 03 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Tom Cole, R-Okla., have introduced the Rural Wind Energy Development Act to provide an investment tax credit to ranchers, [read more]
AWEA: EPA Rules Could Be Third Biggest Driver For Wind Behind PTC And RPS Policies
on Monday June 02 2014 by Mark Del Franco
Renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar, stand to benefit from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) sweeping proposal to limit carbon dioxide pollution from [read more]
EPA Proposes Highly Anticipated Carbon Pollution Guidelines
on Monday June 02 2014 by NAW Staff
At the direction of President Barack Obama, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its highly anticipated Clean Power Plan proposal to cut carbon [read more]
What To Expect From The EPA's Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Regulations
on Thursday May 29 2014 by Tim McMahan & Tom Wood
President Barack Obama is preparing to announce complex regulatory guidelines for existing power plants that he hopes will define his presidency's role in addressing climate [read more]
Ohio Legislature Votes To Halt Renewable Energy Goals
on Thursday May 29 2014 by Joseph Bebon
Both chambers of the Ohio legislature have approved S.B.310, a bill that would freeze the state's clean energy and energy efficiency mandates for two years. [read more]
U.S. Senate Takes Recess Without Vote On Tax Extenders Bill
on Friday May 23 2014 by NAW Staff
Following a partisan feud last week that halted progress, the U.S. Senate has recessed for the Memorial Day break without a vote on whether to [read more]
Report: Policy Uncertainty Stymies U.S. Clean Energy Job Growth
on Friday May 23 2014 by NAW Staff
Congressional inaction on key clean energy tax policies, coupled with attacks on state renewable energy programs, led to a dramatic decline in U.S. clean energy [read more]
47 Senators Request More Study Time For Upcoming EPA Standards
on Friday May 23 2014 by NAW Staff
U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., have led a bipartisan group of 45 other senators in sending a letter to Environmental Protection [read more]
Md. Governor Vetoes Anti-Wind Bill, Saves Proposed Project
on Tuesday May 20 2014 by Joseph Bebon
On May 16, Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., vetoed an anti-wind bill that most likely would have killed a wind project proposed near the Patuxent River [read more]
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