Content Category: Policy Watch
Too Much Of A Good Thing? Nova Scotia Ends Community Feed-In Tariff Program
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday August 11 2015
The Nova Scotia government will end the five-year-old community feed-in tariff (COMFIT) program, a decision that came after a program review that began in January. [read more]
What Colorado's Tax Policy Change Could Mean For Wind Power
by David K. Burton & Richard T. Page on Thursday August 06 2015
Colorado has amended its energy tax credit statute to provide for a refundable election for tax credits earned by investing in renewable energy in enterprise [read more]
A Technical Overview Of The EPA's Sweeping New CO2 Rules
by Tom Wood on Monday August 03 2015
On Monday, President Barack Obama and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the roll-out of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) imposing carbon [read more]
EPA's Final Clean Power Plan Ups Potential Role Of Wind And Solar
by Michael Puttre on Monday August 03 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final Clean Power Plan contains a number of significant differences from the proposed plan the agency presented in June [read more]
AWEA: Wind Can Help With Clean Power Plan Requirements
by NAW Staff on Thursday July 30 2015
U.S. wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, according to [read more]
Presidential Heavyweights Offer Insight On Renewable Energy Platforms
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 28 2015
Two prospective presidential candidates recently offered some insight on their energy policies, specifically those relating to renewable energy policy. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, [read more]
Small-Wind Industry Given Grace Period For Compliance With IRS Engineering Standards
by David K. Burton on Thursday July 23 2015
On July 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published Notice 2015-51, which postpones the effective date of safety and performance standards mandated for certain types [read more]
Senate Panel Votes Tax Extenders Package Out Of Committee; Bill Includes Two-Year Extensions Of PTC, ITC
by NAW Staff on Tuesday July 21 2015
The Senate Finance Committee voted to pass an extenders package that would renew 52 tax credits that expired at the end of the year. The [read more]
At Grassley's Urging, Senate Extenders Package Includes A Two-Year PTC Extension
by NAW Staff on Monday July 20 2015
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has ensured that a laundry list of tax incentives - including a two-year extension of the wind energy production tax credit [read more]
Gov. Cuomo Approves Program To Expand Renewables To More New Yorkers
by NAW Staff on Friday July 17 2015
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has approved the Shared Renewables program, an initiative aimed at providing opportunities for renters, homeowners, low-income residents, schools and [read more]
Carper, Collins Reintroduce Offshore Wind Bill
by NAW Staff on Friday July 10 2015
Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, have introduced the Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act, which would provide critical financial incentives to encourage investment [read more]
Renewable Energy Advocates Press Congress For Wind PTC, Solar ITC In Tax Extenders
by Mark Del Franco on Friday July 10 2015
NAW has learned that the Senate Finance Committee is nearing the release of a mark-up bill extending about 55 tax incentives that expired at the [read more]
Illinois RPS Update: Energy Bill Awaits National Signals
by Kevin Borgia on Tuesday July 07 2015
The long-fought effort to fix Illinois' broken renewable portfolio standard (RPS) is in a holding pattern for the summer as lawmakers and other stakeholders await [read more]
U.S., Brazil Commit To 20% Non-Hydro Renewables By 2030
by NAW Staff on Wednesday July 01 2015
In an effort to combat climate change, the U.S. and Brazil will increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources - other than hydropower [read more]
What The Supreme Court's MATS Ruling Could Mean For The Clean Power Plan
by Mark Del Franco on Tuesday June 30 2015
By a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in its rulemaking of its Mercury and Air Toxics [read more]
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