Policy & Regulation

Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation Voted Down in U.S. Senate

A bill introduced by Senate Tax Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) containing a one-year renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) extension and a small wind turbine investment tax credit has failed to move past a Cloture Vote in the U.S. Senate once again.

Louisiana Passes Advanced Biofuel Legislation

Louisana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law the Advanced Biofuel Industry Development Initiative, one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching state legislation packages in the U.S., which could be used to develop a statewide advanced biofuel industry. Louisiana is the first state to enact alternative transportation fuel legislation that includes a variable blending pump pilot program and a hydrous ethanol pilot program.

US Rep. Inslee Introduces Renewable Energy Pricing Legislation

U.S. Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) on Wednesday tackled head-on the question of whether Congress can mandate electricity prices with the introduction of legislation that would set "feed-in" tariffs to motivate the development and purchase of more renewable sources of electric power.

U.S. Renewable Energy Legislation Is a Numbers Game

Oliver Cromwell once said that "a few honest men are better than numbers." Well, in the past year we've seen plenty of numbers, but with a few more honest men in the corridors of power, the numbers might have actually gotten us somewhere by now.

Draft Geothermal Legislation for Nevis Ready for Review

Junior Minister with responsibility for Communications, Works, Public Utilities, Physical Planning, Posts, Natural Resources and Environment in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Carlisle Powell, announced to the media that the draft...

Ohio Senate Passes RPS Legislation

In a unanimous vote the Ohio State Senate passed Sub Senate Bill 221 that was passed by the Ohio House earlier this week. Included in the legislation are strong standards for renewable energy and energy efficiency that will result in 12.5% of Ohio's electricity coming from renewable sources of power and a 22% cumulative reduction in energy usage by 2025.

Nevis to Put Legislation in Place to Govern Geothermal Energy

With renewable energy to become a reality in Nevis, the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has embarked upon putting the legislative legal framework in place to govern the area of renewable energy...

U.S. Senate Introduces Bipartisan Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation

United States Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Ensign (R-NV) have introduced the Clean Energy Stimulus Act of 2008. The bill, which has bipartisan support extends the commercial Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for solar and fuel cell projects for eight years and removes the utility exemption.

Senate Democrats Introduce Renewable Energy Tax Credit Legislation

United States Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Ensign (D-NV) have introduced the Clean Energy Stimulus Act of 2008. The bill extends the commercial Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for eight years and removes the utility exemption.

Rhode Island and Minnesota Craft Feed-in Tariff Legislation

In a week of state action on feed-in tariffs, Rhode Island legislators have become the first on the east coast to launch debate on the policy. The tiny state's move could have a big impact on other states on America's eastern seaboard.