Policy Watch – Page 98

Texas Senate Approves Solar Incentive Fund

Posted by SI Staff on April 22, 2009

The Texas Senate has passed S.B.545, a measure aimed at moving Texas to the forefront of solar energy generation in the U.S. Over the next five years, the bill would create a $500 million incentive fund to offset the capital [Read More]

Biden Outlines Funding For Smart-Grid Initiatives

Posted by SI Staff on April 17, 2009

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Vice President Joseph Biden has outlined plans to distribute more than $3.3 billion in smart-grid technology development grants and an additional $615 million for smart-grid storage, monitoring and technology viability. ‘We [Read More]

PA Financing Authority Approves Solar Incentive Program

Posted by SI Staff on April 14, 2009

Under new guidelines approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Pennsylvania businesses, economic development organizations and political subdivisions can now apply for a share of a new $80 million program for solar energy, according to Gov. Edward G. Rendell, D-Pa. The [Read More]

N.M. Governor Signs Series Of RE Bills

Posted by SI Staff on April 13, 2009

Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M., has signed a package of renewable energy and green jobs bills. The new legislation includes several measures specifically targeting solar energy. S.B.237, Renewable Energy Tax Credit, expands the Advanced Energy Tax Credit, which was enacted in [Read More]

Kansas Governor Introduces RE Incentives

Posted by SI Staff on April 09, 2009

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, D-Kan., has signed a new bill that modifies the Kansas Economic Revitalization and Reinvestment Act to add certain economic incentives for eligible solar or wind energy projects. ‘To recover from this economic recession, we must look to [Read More]

FERC Releases Proposed Policy Statement On Smart-Grid Development

Posted by SI Staff on April 02, 2009

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has accelerated development of a smarter grid for the nation's electric transmission system with a proposed policy statement and action plan that would help set the rules of the road of a modern grid [Read More]

Draft Of New Clean Energy Legislation Released

Posted by SI Staff on April 02, 2009

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry A. Waxman and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward J. Markey have released a draft of clean energy legislation that is designed to create jobs, help end U.S. dependence on foreign oil and combat [Read More]

Reid, Pickens, Podesta Urge Action On Clean-Energy Infrastructure

Posted by SI Staff on April 02, 2009

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., energy executive T. Boone Pickens and Center for American Progress Action Fund President and CEO John Podesta have sent a letter to President Barack Obama, thanking him for his leadership to date on clean [Read More]

Corzine Signs Clean Energy Legislation

Posted by SI Staff on April 01, 2009

Gov. Jon S. Corzine, D-N.J., has signed three pieces of legislation that will help support co-generation projects and the development of solar energy and wind energy installations. ‘The bills I am signing today will further our ongoing efforts to protect [Read More]

Obama Administration Announces Funding For Local Energy Improvements

Posted by SI Staff on March 27, 2009

Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu have announced plans to invest $3.2 billion in energy efficiency and conservation projects in U.S. cities, counties, states, territories and Native American tribal areas. The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant [Read More]