Tagged Legislation

Industry requests larger offshore wind infrastructure budget in letter to Congress

By WPED Staff The American Clean Power Association (ACPA) and several offshore wind industry members addressed a letter to Congress requesting the Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development Program’s budget be increased to $750 million in the FY 2022 infrastructure appropriations bill. The letter cites President Joe Biden’s clean energy goals and coastal states’ goal of…

The community solar program in Illinois

By John Farrell Originally published on ILSR.org In 2016, the Illinois Legislature passed the groundbreaking Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) with bipartisan support. The legislation includes strategies to make solar energy more accessible to low and moderate income communities through community solar projects, rooftop solar, and brownfield solar. Through the Illinois Shines program, the legislature…

Bill favors more local control of wind, solar #IN

By National Wind Watch INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate panel Thursday dramatically changed a bill that would have set statewide standards for the placement and operation of commercial wind farms and solar farms – overruling existing local rules. House Bill 1381 has been a lightning rod for controversy this session, and the Senate Utilities Committee adopted…

Senate group votes to end ACC energy-policy authority #AZ

By National Wind Watch PHOENIX – Rejecting arguments about economic development, clean air and even constitutional issues, a Senate panel voted along party lines Wednesday to strip the Arizona Corporation Commission of its power to set energy policy for utilities. The 6-4 vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee followed arguments by Rep. Gail Griffin, R-Hereford,…

New Senate legislation would create temporary direct pay option for solar ITC

By Kelsey Misbrener U.S. Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) and senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, along with U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), introduced legislation on March 25 that would help the clean energy industry create good-paying jobs and recover from the…

Pennsylvania Senate considers bipartisan community solar legislation

By Kelsey Misbrener State Sen. Mario Scavello has introduced legislation that would deliver a more than $1.8 billion boost to Pennsylvania’s economic recovery effort, benefiting farmers, small businesses, electric ratepayers, and municipalities throughout the commonwealth. Senate Bill 472 would authorize the development of small-scale community solar projects and would enable more than 200 shovel-ready projects…

Lawmakers seek 60% EVs by 2030, restoring Obama-era emissions standards through 2025

By [email protected] (Bengt Halvorson) The Biden administration isn’t likely to announce a comprehensive policy for electric vehicles—or for fuel economy and emissions—for a few months yet. But that hasn’t stopped Congress from applying pressure on the President as work begins on the successor to the federal surface transportation funding authorization, termed… Read Full Article Here…

Interactive map breaks down Texas renewable energy development by congressional district

By Kelsey Misbrener Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation and multi-generational revenue through a growing property tax base and payments to landowners. That’s the key takeaway of CleanPowerPays.org, a new interactive website launched this week by the…

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