Tag Archives: Wind

Tales of Weather and Wind

The Weather Channel’s United States of Climate Change site has collections of stories from across the country about climate change.  The stories range from adjusting bison grazing habits in South Dakota as a way to sequester carbon, to the impact … Continue reading

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California Public Utilities Commission Report Predicts 50% Renewable Power by 2020

On Monday, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) released its 2017 Renewables Portfolio Standards (RPS) Report, an annual progress report on the state’s RPS Program.  California’s RPS target is one of the most ambitious in the country, requiring the state’s … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Annual Wind Market Reports

On Tuesday, DOE released three reports covering wind-power trends and developments: the 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report, the 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report, and the 2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The eleventh annual Wind Technologies Report summarizes trends and new … Continue reading

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Nevada Governor Vetoes Higher Renewable Portfolio Standard and Community Solar Incentive; Florida Governor Signs Tax Break for Renewable Equipment

While several states have recently enacted legislation focusing on renewable energy, last week Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed bills pertaining to Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) and incentives for community solar projects. Assembly Bill 206 would have revised Nevada’s RPS … Continue reading

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FERC’s Non-Binding Advisory Orders Not Reviewable in Court

Last month, in Portland General Electric Co. v. FERC, the D.C. Circuit clarified that the federal appellate courts lack jurisdiction to review non-binding, advisory orders from FERC that merely interpret provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 … Continue reading

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