Sunday, January 09, 2005

2004 Renewable Energy Policy Highlights

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has posted its 2004 EnergyNet Policy Update. The update provides a quick overview of the major renewable energy policy initiatives at the state level in 2004. Highlights include:
  • Arizona: Anticipating an increased Renewable Electricity Standard
  • California: RES implementation, clean energy bills, and new Los Angeles RES
  • Colorado: Voters pass first-ever Renewable Electricity Standard Ballot Initiative
  • Connecticut: Customers can opt to purchase clean energy
  • Hawaii: Passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Illinois: Building support for renewable energy and efficiency measures
  • Iowa: Passage of a Production Tax Credit
  • Maine: Mars Hill Wind Project approved
  • Maryland: Passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Michigan: Updates on Legislature, Public Service Commission, and Governor’s Efficiency Taskforce
  • Minnesota: Implementation of Renewable Energy Objective
  • Montana: Clean energy victories and prospects for 2005New Jersey: Acceleration of Renewable Electricity Standard
  • New York: Adoption of a Renewable Electricity Standard
  • New Hampshire: Largest utility updates plant to use wood chips for fuel
  • Oregon: Governor takes steps to boost clean energy and cut global warming emissions
  • Pennsylvania: Passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Rhode Island: Passage of a Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Texas: Working to increase the Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Washington: Action on global warming and a stalled clean energy bill
  • Washington DC: District passes a strong Renewable Electricity Standard
  • Wisconsin: Governor’s task force recommends increase in Renewable Electricity Standard

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