New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect

2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, the regulatory body responsible for implementing the permitting regime related to wetlands and other subjects pursuant to Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act, has released new nationwide permits specifically intended for use in renewable energy development. The new permits went into effect on March 19, 2012. [...]

New Army Corps Nationwide Permits for Renewable Energy Projects in Effect2012-04-20T10:34:44+00:00

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines

2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

This morning the Department of Interior, and specifically the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, released the final version of its land-based wind energy guidelines. The voluntary guidelines are intended to address "wildlife conservation concerns at all stages" of wind development, and are the result of a five-year process that included federal and state agencies, Native [...]

Department of Interior/Fish and Wildlife Service Release Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines2012-03-23T11:18:45+00:00

Tax Law Provision Driving Wind Farm Development

2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

The federal production tax credit (PTC) is set to expire at the end of 2012.  The PTC, which is an important economic incentive for developers, provides wind farm owners with a 2.2 cent per kilowatt tax credit for wind power generated during the first ten years of a facility's operation.  The impending expiration is causing [...]

Tax Law Provision Driving Wind Farm Development2016-11-23T15:01:58+00:00

Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 2022

2016-11-23T15:01:59+00:00

In the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster, Germany has declared its intent to do without nuclear energy by shutting down all seventeen of its nuclear power plants by the year 2022.    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she hopes the transformation to more solar, wind and hydroelectric power becomes a test case for other countries.   While [...]

Germany decides to abandon nuclear power by 20222016-11-23T15:01:59+00:00

President Obama Reiterates Goal to Double Alternative Energy

2009-02-05T19:23:16+00:00

In the Op-Ed section of today's Washington Post, President Obama repeated his goal of doubling the United States' alternative energy capacity within three years.  The President penned the article himself in a plea to Congress that it pass the pending stimulus bill quickly.   Read More

President Obama Reiterates Goal to Double Alternative Energy2009-02-05T19:23:16+00:00

Obama Furthers Renewable Energy Focus with Browner Appointment

2008-12-17T14:35:12+00:00

President-elect Obama has appointed Carol Browner as his assistant on energy and climate change.  Browner previously served as Environmental Protection Agency Director.  The creation of this new position for Browner further confirms Obama's commitment to a focus on alternative energy goals.   Read Phoenix Business Journal Story Here

Obama Furthers Renewable Energy Focus with Browner Appointment2008-12-17T14:35:12+00:00

New U.S. Energy Secretary to Favor Renewable Energy Goals

2008-12-12T15:34:12+00:00

President-elect Barack Obama recently appointed Steven Chu as the new Secretary of Energy.  Chu, consistent with Obama's prior positions, is expected to help further renewable energy development efforts.  Read Reuters Story Here

New U.S. Energy Secretary to Favor Renewable Energy Goals2008-12-12T15:34:12+00:00