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DENVER - A bill changing the method of taxing wind turbines in an attempt to lure more windfarm companies to northeastern Colorado is expected to reach the governor's desk in the next few days.
ALBANY — Among his 202 budget vetoes, Gov. George Pataki blocked a move by the Legislature to take control of grant money earmarked to spur renewable energy projects around the state.
PRINCETON - A Tiskilwa family's attempt to build a small wind farm was postponed indefinitely Tuesday when the Bureau County Board voted against 10-year property tax abatements for the project.
Local wind farm developers Matt Kauffman and Todd Sears — doing business as Agriwind LLC — suffered a setback Tuesday night in their bid to build a five-turbine wind farm on less than 10 acres west of Tiskilwa.
Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell is urging municipalities to participate in small-scale wind-energy projects throughout the state to reduce the state´s dependence on imported energy.
ONE-TIME senior private secretary to John Howard, Paul McClintock, has been chosen to head a team of business heavyweights advising the federal Government on how to spend $500 million encouraging the development of renewable and low emission-technology projects.
Berkeley, California [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Renewable energy certificates (REC) are increasingly important, especially in states that accept them as evidence of compliance with renewable portfolio standards (RPS).
ALBANY -- One of the first veto battles of this year's legislative session may start today as observers predict Gov. George Pataki will nix a proposal to shift control of some $200 million worth of utility surcharges from a state agency to the Legislature.
Washington, DC [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] With energy independence and renewable energy development a legislative priority for Congressional leaders, the introduction of another renewable energy legislative proposal made its way to the Senate floor last week.
Renewable energy is all the rage these days. With gasoline prices rising, with greenhouse gases and global warming at the forefront of public concern, the lure of pollution-free energy from windmills, photovoltaic solar panels and geothermal wells has never been stronger.
TRENTON New Jersey will be the first to offer a statewide program in which all the state's electric customers can opt to pay more in their monthly bills to use energy that comes from renewable sources.
HONESDALE - FPL Energy is seeking a change in the way its wind farms are taxed, by taxing the energy produced rather than the property.
Prowers County Assessor, Andy Wyatt, got an unpleasant surprise on Thursday, March 30, when he read the Pueblo Chieftain story headlined, "Lawmaker challenges wind farm legislation." According to the story, an amendment tacked onto House Bill 1275, "at the behest of Prowers County Assessor Andy Wyatt" would potentially make the bill unconstitutional.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty's program to buy electricity from small renewable generators, which was announced March 21 in Cambridge, will sock Ontario consumers with such excessive costs it will make even nuclear power appear cost-effective.
By paying too much, the Ontario government is encouraging inefficient power production in a way that will give renewable energy a black eye with consumers.
The Victorian Opposition says the Government is planning to prop up the wind farm industry with an unfair tax.
WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- The April 26 deadline for applications for allocation of congressionally authorized clean renewable energy bonds is fast approaching and it's unclear whether the sanctioned amount of $800 million will be enough to serve the growing interest in renewable energy projects.
National Wind Watch does not oppose funding of research and development for wind energy, but stresses that any increases in monies allocated be correctly focused. Most of any future research and development should now be focused on the detrimental impacts and mitigation techniques of wind development including, but not limited to: actual impacts on property values in areas where wind development occurs; actual net impacts on employment; life cycle analysis of environmental impacts (positive and negative); grid system stability and reliability under increasing penetration of wind, and within lower quality wind sites. Given the inherent and perceived conflict of interest, National Wind Watch recommends that the National Renewable Energy Laboratory NOT hold responsibility for such analysis but only be permitted to participate.
DENVER -- Concerns about the constitutionality of a bill aimed at luring wind farms to northeast Colorado forced Sen. Greg Brophy, R-Wray, to postpone a final Senate vote Thursday.
DENVER - A Grand Junction lawmaker is raising constitutionality questions about a bill that would change the way wind farms are taxed because it includes an exemption for existing ones.