Posts Tagged ‘Bill’

Latest wind bill deserves closer look

For several years before his resignation from the Ohio Senate, Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, had pushed hard to create wind-energy opportunities for the state. View full post on Wind Power News

GOP Tax Bill ‘Designed’ To Kneecap Renewable Energy In Favor Of Fossil Fuels, Democrats Say

The Republican tax bill aims to cripple the solar power, wind power and electric vehicle industries at the behest of GOP campaign donors from the fossil fuel sector, seven Democratic senators said Tuesday. At a press conference, they called on Republicans to either restore tax benefits for the renewable energy industry taken away in the […]

House tax bill trims wind tax credit; extends nuclear provision

Tax credits cherished by the wind and solar industry remain under a rewrite of the tax code revealed by House Republicans, but the measure would trim the wind energy's production tax credit by more than a third. The bill, unveiled by House GOP leaders Thursday, also extends an estimated $6 billion tax credit for the […]

Republican Tax Bill Hits Wind Power, Solar Largely Unscathed

A Republican tax bill unveiled on Thursday included cuts to renewable energy tax credits considered critical to enabling wind projects to compete with fossil fuel plants, but tax breaks for solar power were left largely intact. The wind industry decried the proposal, saying it put $50 billion in planned investment at risk, while the solar […]

Climate activist Bill McKibben: We’ve made “nowhere near…

Despite consensus among most scientists that climate change is real, and that humans are contributing by burning fossil fuels, there is still resistance to actually doing something about it. Oil, gas, and coal companies are fighting it. View full post on Wind Power News

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If you want to support renewable energy generation, there's not a whole lot of personal recourse you can take beyond either choosing to pay a “green pricing” premium to your local utility in exchange for clean energy, or–in deregulated states–choosing to buy your energy directly from a clean-energy provider . A new startup, Inspire , […]

Bill to move Monhegan wind power project draws crowd to legislative hearing

Lawmakers heard passionate, conflicting testimony Tuesday from dozens of people on a bill aimed at moving a nationally significant wind energy test site farther from Monhegan Island. Supporters said views of two massive floating turbines would jeopardize tourism, lobster fishing, migrating birds and the sense of serenity associated with Monhegan's wild beauty. View full post […]

Wyoming bill prohibits power companies from using renewables

A group of Wyoming legislators in the state's House and Senate — all representing coal country and all avowed climate deniers — have introduced a bill that would ban Wyoming power companies from using solar or wind power by 2019, and requires non-renewable power to account for 95% of the state's power by 2018. Under […]

Massachusetts Energy Bill Emerges from Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Last Friday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of the energy bill that passed the House earlier this month. Whereas the House bill would require distribution companies to procure 1,200 MW of offshore wind power by 2027 and 9,450,000 MWH of hydroelectric power by 2022, the Senate's version would require 2,000 […]

More hurdles for NC wind farm operations in Senate bill

Proposed wind farm operators in North Carolina would face additional hurdles to address public health and military training in legislation now moving through the state Senate. The bill released Wednesday and approved by the Senate environment committee also would prohibit construction or expansion of wind-energy facilities across large sections of North Carolina land where military […]