Policy Watch – Page 100

EPA Releases Analysis Of House Energy Bill

Posted by SI Staff on June 26, 2009

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed an analysis of the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R.2454), as reported by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Like all modeling projects, the analysis is an estimate of the likely [Read More]

Solar Bill Passes Delaware Senate

Posted by SI Staff on June 18, 2009

Residential solar in Delaware received a legislative boost Tuesday, as the state's Senate voted 20-0 in favor of S.B.49. The bill, sponsored by Sen. David McBride, D-Hawks Nest, limits the use of covenants or other deed restrictions beginning Jan. 1, [Read More]

Obama Officials, WGA Announce Clean Energy Initiatives

Posted by SI Staff on June 17, 2009

Senior Obama administration officials have announced a number of steps that will help the West tap its clean energy potential and create green jobs. The efforts were announced during the annual meeting of the Western Governors' Association (WGA) in Park [Read More]

Maine Governor Signs Energy Legislation

Posted by SI Staff on June 17, 2009

Gov. John E. Baldacci, D-Maine, has signed into law L.D.1485, legislation regarding Maine's energy future. The law establishes the Efficiency Maine Trust and Board, bringing together under one roof Maine's energy rebate, efficiency and conservation programs. The board will design, [Read More]

Senate Committee Approves Energy Bill With RES

Posted by SI Staff on June 17, 2009

The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources has approved the American Clean Energy Leadership Act, a bipartisan bill designed to advance renewable energy policies first enacted in 2005 and 2007 laws. ‘Getting America running on clean energy is [Read More]

Arizona Senate Panel Approves Solar Incentives

Posted by SI Staff on June 15, 2009

S.B.1403, which would provide tax breaks to new factories that manufacture renewable energy equipment, has been approved by a vote of 12-6 by an Arizona State Senate committee. The Arizona Republic reports that the structure of the tax incentives was [Read More]

Heinrich Introduces Clean Energy Promotion Act

Posted by SI Staff on June 04, 2009

Rep. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has introduced H.R.2662, the Clean Energy Promotion Act. The bipartisan legislation would promote renewable energy projects on public lands. ‘By facilitating renewable energy projects on our public lands, we can create jobs while building the clean [Read More]

Nevada Governor Signs Two Renewable Energy Bills

Posted by SI Staff on June 03, 2009

Gov. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., has approved S.B.358 and S.B.522, both of which are intended to support renewable energy development in the state. S.B.358 creates the renewable energy and energy efficiency authority; establishes the position of the Nevada energy commissioner; revises [Read More]

Vermont Governor Allows RE Bill To Become Law

Posted by SI Staff on June 01, 2009

Gov. Jim Douglas, R-Vt., says he has allowed H.446, An Act Relating to Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, to become law without his signature. ‘I fully support the development of renewable energy in Vermont, and I have worked hard to [Read More]

Obama Announces $467 Million In Funding For Solar And Geothermal Projects

Posted by SI Staff on May 29, 2009

Over $467 million from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) will be provided to expand and accelerate the development, deployment and use of geothermal and solar energy throughout the U.S. The funding represents a substantial down payment that will [Read More]