Policy Watch – Page 97

Treasury, DOE Surpass $1 Billion In RE Awards From ARRA

Posted by SI Staff on September 23, 2009

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has now awarded over $1 billion to companies committed to investing in domestic renewable energy production. The announcement follows the release [Read More]

Ontario Energy Board Amendments Facilitate The Connecting Of Renewable Generation

Posted by SI Staff on September 23, 2009

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has completed two initiatives related to the Green Energy Act that promote connecting renewable resources efficiently and protect ratepayers. The first initiative amends the distribution system code (DSC) to ensure viable generation projects – in [Read More]

Rep. Giffords Introduces Bill To Bolster Solar Tech Development

Posted by SI Staff on September 18, 2009

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., has proposed legislation that would require the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to appoint a group of experts to create a long-term plan to guide solar energy research and its transition into commercial uses. The [Read More]

CA Governor To Enact 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard

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Written by Jessica Lillian on September 16, 2009

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif., has joined members of Independent Energy Producers (IEP), a trade association representing developers and operators of independent energy facilities and independent power marketers, at the signing of an executive order establishing the most aggressive renewable portfolio [Read More]

Current Climate Legislation Could Reduce Impact Of Renewable Energy Purchases

Posted by SI Staff on September 11, 2009

The Renewable Energy Marketers Association (REMA) has expressed continued concern that the current draft of energy and climate legislation being debated in Congress would have unintended consequences for renewable projects currently supported voluntarily by individuals, organizations and companies. Without a [Read More]

Pa. Governor Introduces Green Energy Works! Program

Posted by SI Staff on September 09, 2009

Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa., has unveiled Green Energy Works!, the first in a series of competitive grant programs to designed help fund large-scale renewable energy projects. Green Energy Works! is now accepting applications for $11 million in federal American [Read More]

South Carolina Energy Office Offering Renewable Energy Grant Program

Posted by SI Staff on September 08, 2009

The South Carolina Energy Office (SCEO) has announced a new grants program for renewable energy and advanced vehicle technology projects. Available exclusively to nonprofit organizations, the program aims to redirect energy dollars now leaving the state back into South Carolina's [Read More]

DOE, Treasury Announce $500 Million In First-Round Cash-Grant Awards

Posted by SI Staff on September 01, 2009

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Energy have selected the recipients of $502 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding under a program that provides cash assistance to energy-production companies in place of [Read More]

DOE Releases $37 Million For Small-Business Energy Research

Posted by SI Staff on August 27, 2009

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu has announced that $37 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be made available to qualified small businesses through the department's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer [Read More]

China May Guarantee Government Purchases Of Renewable Energy

Posted by SI Staff on August 26, 2009

Lawmakers in China have proposed a draft amendment to the country's renewable energy laws that would create state guarantees for the purchase of renewable energy. Currently, state grids negotiate with power producers to purchase renewable energy. If approved, the legislation [Read More]