Posts Tagged ‘reform’

Wind turbine setback reform gets mixed reaction, potentially pitting…

The wind industry this week said its member companies are ready to invest billions in Ohio if state lawmakers can rewrite the state's four-year-old zoning rules that shut down new wind farm development. “The Ohio Senate has shown great leadership with their continued commitment to reforming Ohio's wind energy setback policies,” said Andrew Gohn, policy […]

Tax Reform Fight Shows Why Subsidies Never Die

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed by the House last week, promised to save about $12.3 billion over the next decade by scaling back a “production tax credit” mostly used by wind energy producers. It was a tepid but welcome change to a program that has far outlived whatever usefulness it might have had. […]

Europe’s power market reform a boon for struggling utilities

PARIS, Nov 30 European utilities welcomed long-awaited power market reform proposals on Wednesday, hoping a framework to subsidise fossil fuel plants and plans to wind down a key support for renewable energy could turn the page on years of crisis. The European Commission's 1,000-page draft reform “Winter Package” proposes binding targets to cut energy use […]

Japan’s power monopolies face major reform jolt

Staff work at the operations room of the Organization for Cross-regional Coordination of Transmission Operators, Japan in Tokyo, Japan, March 16, 2016. Japan’s power utilities will lose their monopoly over electricity on Friday in an unprecedented shakeup that could give a much needed jolt to Japan’s long stagnant economy. View full post on Wind Power […]

Cameron berates Clegg over constitutional reform

Lib Dems also vent anger at plans to halt growth of wind farms as Tory minister promises to protect ‘green and pleasant land’ The coalition has been cast into further disarray after David Cameron confronted Nick Clegg over constitutional reforms, and the Liberal Democrats hit out at Tory plans to slow the introduction of new […]

Plans to reform electricity market ‘unworkable’, say green businesses

UK’s leading renewable energy companies warn that changes will deter investment and expose consumers to price volatility Government plans to reform the electricity market to favour low-carbon power are “unworkable” and will lead to “a train wreck” in the sector, and higher and more volatile energy prices for consumers, according to a group of the […]