The National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), in its letter to President Barack Obama, urges rejection of the request by General Electric, smart grid vendors and other signatories who are seeking to link access to federal programs related to electricity distribution and energy efficiency to smart grid technology access. NASUCA argues smart grid technologies are expensive and evolving and should not be forced on consumers.
Below is National Audubon's recently adopted policy pertaining to wind power generation.
This document by Professor Robert J. Michaels and published in Energy Law Journal provides an economist's perspective on a National Renewable Portfolio Standard as considered by the U.S. Government. The synopsis of the document appears below. The full paper can be downloaded by clicking on one of the links below.
The Nature Conservancy of New Hampshire submitted the below comments to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee in response to a proposal pending before the committee. The proposal, known as the Granite Reliable Power (GRP, LLC) Wind Park, seeks to erect thirty-three 3.0MW turbines along the Kelsey, Owlshead, and Dixville peaks located in Coos County, NH. GRP, LLC is owned by Noble Environmental Power.
This important document prepared by the Northbridge Group explains how the wind production tax credit has distorted the competitive wholesale energy market thus harming the financial of other, reliable generators on the system. The executive summary of the report is provided below. The full report can be accessed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
North American Electric Reliability Corporation released this assessment of the reliability and adequacy of the bulk power system in North America for the next ten years.
This unanimous decision by the Nevada Supreme Court could have impacts across the U.S. The Court lays out a clear and convincing explanation for why a personal wind turbine in a residential subdivision should be prohibited. In the order, Justice Jim Hardesty covers noise, property value impacts and the effect on aesthetics including shadow flicker. Excerpts of the order are provided below. The full order can be accessed at the below links.