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  • 1 April 2015

    Maine Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology has unanimously voted to give the bill LD 295, intended to promote tidal energy projects, an ought not to pass recommendation. The rejection followed mostly negative testimonial on behalf of Washington County residents and organizational leaders. Only three out of 20 testimonials was in favour of tidal energy. […]

  • 8 August 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is expected to sign the state’s landmark energy bill which calls for public utilities to buy 1,600 MW of power generated from offshore wind farms over the coming decade on Monday, 8 August. The legislation directs companies engaging in the distribution of electricity or owning, operating or controlling distribution facilities to jointly and […]

  • 18 March 2013

    POLITICIANS, business leaders and environmental groups in the Humber are to debate how the Government’s Energy Bill could affect the area’s renewables ambition. An influential panel of speakers is to use an event in Hull to explain how the legislation may shape the potential of a new, green, economy in the region. The Energising England: […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Commenting on the announcement of the Energy Bill, Keith Anderson, Chief Corporate Officer ScottishPower, said: “We welcome the Government’s commitment to the EMR programme to deliver investment in low carbon generation needed over the next decades and in sticking to the agreed timetable. Legislation to bring forward a new incentive mechanism for investment in much […]

  • 23 May 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries, welcomed the publication of the draft Energy Bill, but warned that the industry still held concerns over the proposed timetable for implementation. With detailed arrangements in a host of areas still to be determined, and a challenging timetable for consultation, RenewableUK […]

  • 30 November 2012

    SSE has released a comment on publication of the UK Energy Bill: The Government has just published over a thousand pages of information, which shows just how complicated the proposed electricity market reforms have become. We are hopeful that the Bill will provide the clarity that we require to make major low-carbon and gas investments, […]

  • 22 May 2012

      Energy Minister Fergus Ewing has welcomed the publication of the draft UK Energy Bill, which outlines plans for Energy Market Reform. Mr Ewing said that the Scottish Government supported the strengthening of market support for renewable electricity as well as carbon capture and storage, but warned that any reform must reflect Scotland’s devolved powers, […]

  • 30 November 2012

    Carbon Trust reaction on publication of the UK Government’s Energy Bill – a legislative framework for delivering secure, affordable and low carbon energy. Tom Delay, Chief Executive of the Carbon Trust, said: “Is the Energy Bill bankable? That’s the question that now needs an answer as over the next decade £110 billion or so of […]

  • 12 April 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Ports & Logistics

    A coming Massachusetts energy bill is expected to include regulations supporting the development of the Bay State’s vast offshore wind potential, state Senate President Stan Rosenberg said during a public forum on offshore wind held at the University of Massachusetts.  The omnibus bill should be submitted to the state Governor Charlie Baker by the end of July, and should encourage […]

  • 25 May 2016

    A new bill that would provide a better environment for the offshore wind industry was submitted to the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Monday.  The bill requires utility companies in Massachusetts to solicit joint proposals and enter into long-term contracts with offshore wind companies up to 1,200 megawatts of power by 2027. Additionally, electric utilities will be required […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Essential legislation to power low-carbon economic growth, to protect consumers, and to keep the lights on was introduced to Parliament by Edward Davey today. Following extensive consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny, the Bill sets out radical reforms to the design of the electricity market that will kick-start a renaissance in construction of low-carbon energy infrastructure and […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Responding to the new UK Energy Bill set out in Westminster by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Niall Stuart, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “It is a long time since a UK Bill was introduced that will have such important consequences for Scotland, given the importance of renewable energy […]

  • 23 July 2012

    Responding to comments from Tim Yeo MP, Chair of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, who have examined the government’s draft Energy Bill, Catherine Birkbeck, Policy Manager for Grid and Markets at Scottish Renewables, said: “We have always said that the Energy Bill has the potential to make or break the renewables industry. The committee has […]

  • 23 November 2012

    Energi Coast, North East England’s Renewables Group, believes the upcoming Energy Bill will inject confidence into the offshore wind sector, but warned that delaying setting decarbonisation targets could jeopardise investment after 2020. Ahead of the publishing of the Energy Bill, due next week, the Government has revealed it will provide £7.6billion towards low carbon electricity […]

  • 27 March 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed new official figures which show that renewable energy provides a much cheaper way to generate electricity for British households than gas. The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published a new report which sets out the impact of climate and energy policies on consumer bills. It says annual domestic energy bills […]

  • 13 February 2012

    Gov. Martin O’Malley’s offshore wind energy bill will face strong opposition tomorrow during the Senate Finance Committee hearing, reports Hometown Annapolis. Some business owners said that the utility bill is their single biggest bill after payroll. The bill would increase the energy bills for Maryland residents at USD 2 a month and nonresidential users’ rates […]

  • 23 July 2012

    RenewableUK, the trade and professional body for the wind and marine energy industries, has welcomed the publication of a report by the Energy & Climate Change Select Committee following its pre-legislative scrutiny of the forthcoming Energy Bill. The report by the ECCC highlights a number of concerns which a range of commentators, including RenewableUK, had […]

  • 8 January 2016
    Authorities, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    New Jersey’s Senate yesterday approved a bill that clears the path for Fishermen’s Energy to build the proposed 25MW wind farm off Atlantic City. The state Senate voted 28-9 in favour of the Wind Energy Projects S2711. The bill, which was passed by the Assembly by a 48-21 vote on December 17, permits the state’s Board of Public Utilities […]

  • 13 December 2012
    Authorities, R&D

    The second report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) assessing the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills confirms that annual household energy bills could increase by GBP 100 in 2020 to support development of low-carbon technologies. The report, Energy prices and bills – impacts of meeting carbon budgets, says expected bill increases beyond […]

  • 5 June 2013

    Commenting on the third reading of the Energy Bill, Alex Dawson, Chief Executive of TAG Energy Solutions and Chairman of North East Renewables Group, Energi Coast, said: “The Energy Bill debate surrounding decarbonisation continues to reaffirm the importance low carbon resources such as offshore wind will play in the UK’s energy mix.  “However, continuing delays […]

  • 30 November 2012

    The key measure of the UK’s new Energy Bill will be to introduce a government-owned entity that will buy electricity at an agreed “strike price” from low carbon generators and recover the costs from electricity customers via electricity suppliers. The government-owned entity will buy the electricity under a contracts-for-difference mechanism feed-in-tariff (CfD FiT) that will […]

  • 29 November 2012

    Trebling investment in low-carbon power provides the “stability and confidence” renewable energy developers are looking for from the Government, according to an industry leader. Sam Pick, of the Renewables Network, says details set out in the Energy Bill, which was published today, will also stimulate vital growth in the green supply chain. New policies, included […]

  • 10 May 2012

    RenewableUK has welcomed the introduction of a bill to reform the electricity market in today’s Queen’s Speech. The Energy Bill is designed to ensure delivery of low-carbon generation by replacing the current support system, the Renewables Obligation (which will cease for new projects in 2017) with a Feed-in Tariff with Contracts for Difference (FiT-CfD). Commenting […]

  • 18 January 2013

    RenewableUK gave key evidence to the parliamentary committee scrutinising the landmark Energy Bill in Westminster today. The Bill sets out a radical new financial framework for the energy sector for the decades ahead. It aims to provide best value for money for consumers, while also ensuring the UK generates a secure supply of cleaner energy […]

  • 8 February 2013

    RenewableUK has welcomed the tabling of an amendment to the Energy Bill which would require the Government to set a decarbonisation target for the power sector in April 2014. The amendment was put forward by the Conservative MP Tim Yeo who chairs the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, and the Labour MP Barry Gardiner, […]

  • 26 May 2016

    Commenting on the new Massachusetts bill seeking to increase the amount of renewable energy, Massachusetts Sierra Club said more is needed from the bill to deliver benefits to the state’s residents.  “While there is some good in this bill, there are still major improvements needed to deliver benefits to Massachusetts residents: doubling the Renewable Portfolio Standard, […]