Posts Tagged ‘Senate’

Effort to ease wind-farm rules gets fresh start in Ohio Senate

When Ohio Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay abruptly resigned in October, the wind-energy industry lost one of its most ardent supporters at a time when an important proposal was being considered. This week, Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, has come forward to be the new lead sponsor of the wind-energy plan, which would reduce the distance […]

Senate budget includes wind energy halt

The N.C. Senate's proposed state budget includes a moratorium on state approval of any new wind energy projects that is expected to meet stiff opposition in the state House. Released Tuesday, the Senate's proposed $22.9 billion budget would define state spending for the coming year while advancing various policy priorities. View full post on Wind […]

Oklahoma Senate Panel Approves Rolling Back Wind Tax Credit

Legislation that rolls back a state tax credit for the wind energy industry has been approved by an Oklahoma Senate panel. The Senate Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday voted 34-6 for the House-passed measure and sent it to the full Senate for consideration. View full post on Wind Power News

Senate confirms Carson, Perry for housing, energy posts

Two of President Donald Trump's former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation Thursday to join his administration. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of the Department of House and Urban Development on a vote of 58-41. View full post on Wind Power News

Rick Perry confirmed as Energy secretary by the Senate

The Senate voted Thursday afternoon to confirm Rick Perry as the nation's next Energy secretary, putting the former Texas governor atop a department he once recommended eliminating entirely. Mr. Perry was confirmed by a vote of 62 to 37, drawing the support of 11 Democrats and all Republicans in the chamber, other than Georgia Sen. […]

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 […]

Senate stands for environment with approval of renewable energy bill | Letter

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Green Energy Command Center at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Here, Theo Breitenstein, president of Emacx Systems, explains to guests how the Green Energy Command Center tracks energy production and consumption of the university’s solar panels and co-generation plant. View full post on Wind Power […]

Investigation into wind farm leak evaporates into thin air, along with Senate committee

The Prime Minister has slammed wind farms and said if the Howard government had its time again it would never have introduced the clean energy policy. The Senate committee that examined the health effects of wind farms has dissolved without a trace – and so too has an investigation into who leaked its draft findings. […]

Renewable energy: Senate inquiry push to slash wind farm subsidies will ‘destroy sector’

The future of renewable energy in Australia would be destroyed if “radical” recommendations from a Senate inquiry into wind power are adopted, the clean power industry says. An investigation has been launched into how details of the final report, due to be tabled in Parliament on Monday, were leaked to News Corp and published on […]