Content Category: Policy Watch
ACORE Calls For Global Renewable Energy Standard
on 06 Dec 2010 by SI Staff
During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) currently under way in Cancun, Mexico, American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) President Michael Eckhart called for a global renewable energy standard [read more]
Ontario Releases Updated Long-Term Energy Plan
on 24 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The Ontario Government has announced its updated Long-Term Energy Plan, which is a 20-year plan designed to set the course for a clean energy revolution in the province. Under the [read more]
FERC Proposes Changes To Renewable Energy Integration Procedures
on 19 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has proposed reforms to its rules to lay the foundation for integrating the rapid growth of variable energy resources into the nation's power grid. [read more]
DOE Forms Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy Advisory Committee
on 17 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has established the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Advisory Committee (ERAC), a federal committee whose members will report to Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu [read more]
Australia, U.S. Pledge To Cut Solar's Costs
on 08 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard have announced a collaborative agreement to research solar power, with the goal of cutting solar energy's costs to [read more]
Post-Election Political Shift Casts Doubts On Renewable Energy's Future
on 05 Nov 2010 by Jessica Lillian
The positive political momentum enjoyed by the U.S. renewable energy industry is being replaced by pessimism and frustration, as the composition of the country's bodies of elected officials has become [read more]
Defeat Of Prop. 23 Preserves California's Climate-Change Law
on 04 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
Voters in California have rejected Proposition 23, which would have suspended implementation of A.B.32, the state's greenhouse gas (GHG)-reduction law, until state unemployment stayed at or below 5.5% for four [read more]
New Mexico Board Introduces GHG-Reduction Regulations
on 04 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
By a vote of 4-3, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) has adopted a set of rules proposed by the New Mexico Environment Department that are designed to reduce [read more]
California Air Resources Board Announces Draft GHG Program
on 03 Nov 2010 by SI Staff
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) cap-and-trade regulation. The release begins a public comment period culminating in a Dec. 16 public hearing in [read more]
Salazar Approves Largest Solar Project On Public Lands
on 26 Oct 2010 by SI Staff email the content item print the content item
U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar has approved the Blythe Solar Project, which the DOI says is the largest solar project ever to be built on public [read more]
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