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Regulation and Policy 2008 P2

  • Fri Sep 26 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- House passes production tax credit extension; fate uncertain
    The House passed a tax measure Sept. 26 that would extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, and expand the incentives to include ocean and hydrokinetic technologies. However, the measure faced an uncertain future.
  • Tue Sep 23 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Senate endorses production tax credit extension for hydropower
    The Senate endorsed energy tax language Sept. 23 that would extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, and would expand the incentives to ocean, wave, and tidal technologies.
  • Mon Aug 04 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC environmental report supports 88.3-MW Holtwood Expansion
    An environmental report prepared by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff recommends the commission approve the 88.3-MW Holtwood Expansion, an addition to the 107.2-MW Holtwood hydroelectric project on Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River.
  • Tue Jul 08 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC certifies production tax credit for 39.35-MW Rumford Falls
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at the 39.35-MW Rumford Falls hydroelectric project in Maine to be eligible for renewable energy production tax credits.
  • Mon Jul 07 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC grants 50-year relicenses for Lewis River projects
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued relicense orders for four hydroelectric projects on Washington's North Fork Lewis River totaling 579 MW.
  • Tue Jun 10 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC certifies tax credit for 312.33-MW Pit 3, 4, 5
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has certified incremental generation at Pacific Gas &Electric Co.'s 312.33-MW Pit 3, 4, and 5 hydro project for renewable energy production tax credits.
  • Tue Jun 10 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- Senate fails to advance production tax credits for hydro
    The Senate failed June 10 to muster sufficient votes to advance a House-passed bill that would extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, and authorize another $2 billion for Clean Renewable Energy Bonds.
  • Wed May 21 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- UPDATE - House passes production tax credits for hydro
    The House passed a bill May 21 that would extend expiring production tax credits for renewable energy, including hydropower, and authorize another $2 billion for Clean Renewable Energy Bonds.
  • Tue May 20 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- State challenges FERC issuance of conditional kinetic license
    The state of Washington is appealing the nation's first hydrokinetic project license, arguing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may not issue a "conditional" license before obtaining state permits and authorizations.
  • Mon May 19 00:00:00 CDT 2008 -- FERC sees biggest hydro filings in a decade, exceeding 10,000 MW
    With a background of federal and state incentives, advancement of new kinetic technologies, and higher oil prices, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has logged applications for more than 10,000 MW of new hydropower.

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