Posts Tagged ‘Standards’

Perry study backfires again: Draft praises efficiency standards he is stalling

A leaked draft study of the electric grid requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry found that federal energy efficiency policies are in the process of saving U.S. consumers and businesses more than a half trillion dollars. Meanwhile, the new administration is halting energy efficiency policies and gutting funding for energy efficiency improvements for American homes. […]

International Standards for Carriage of Offshore Technicians

On Friday, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee took one important step forward in its work to develop international standards for the carriage of offshore technicians, for example in connection with activities within the field of offshore wind energy. More specifically, the Committee adopted interim recommendations on safe carriage of offshore technicians. View full post on […]

States work to meet new renewable energy standards

More than five dozen giant turbines erected on a remote mesa in western New Mexico began churning out power for the state’s largest electric provider on New Year’s Day. Tapping into the multimillion-dollar Red Mesa Wind Energy Center marks the latest effort by utility PNM to add more renewable energy resources to its portfolio. View […]

Kasich to Sign Bill Delaying Renewable Energy Standards

Gov. John Kasich says he’ll sign a bill that would freeze the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards for two years and then weaken them after that. View full post on Wind Power News

Kansas committee votes against renewable standards

A Kansas Senate committee has voted to repeal the state’s renewable energy standards, which require major utilities to have some energy capacity from a renewable resource. View full post on Wind Power News

Eric Pickles guilty of ‘double standards’ over energy planning applications

Green energy boss Dale Vince says communities secretary is applying greater local scrutiny to windfarms than fracking The communities secretary, Eric Pickles, is guilty of “double standards” because of the much greater local scrutiny applied to windfarm applications compared to fracking plans, according to a green energy boss. Greater consultation with local communities is demanded […]

Massachusetts Working Towards Wind Siting Standards

Last summer, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced an initiative to support municipalities, developers, and other stakeholders in improving the siting process for wind energy projects in Massachusetts. View full post on Wind Power News

Trump’s Anti-Wind Ad Gets Trumped by UK Advertising Standards Authority

The Guardian /Screen capture The Trump Organization and Communities Against Turbines Scotland had a bit of a setback in their anti-wind campaigns this week, as one of their ads was banned from publication in the UK by the Advertising Standards Authority . View full post on Wind Power News