legislation

Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development Act Reintroduced

Source/Sponsor: 
Senators Edward J. Markey (MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)
Creator/Author: 
Senators Edward J. Markey (MA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (RI), and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI)
Description: 

The Offshore Wind Incentives for New Development (Offshore WIND) Act would extend the 30 percent Investment Tax Credit for offshore wind through 2025. The 2015 omnibus bill extended the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for wind until 2019. But because of the longer planning and permitting times currently needed for offshore wind, the Department of Energy has found that no additional offshore wind projects are projected to be able to qualify for these tax credits before they expire.

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Publication Date: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
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Carper-Collins Incentivizing Offshore Wind Power Act: Providing incentive tax credits to the first movers in the offshore wind industry

Source/Sponsor: 
Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Creator/Author: 
Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Angus King (I-Maine), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Brian Scha
Description: 

Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduction of legislation encouraging investment in offshore wind. The legislation would would amend Section 48 of the tax code by creating an investment offshore wind tax credit for the first 3,000 MW offshore wind facilities placed into service. 

http://www.carper.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/84e14787-a510-4383-9519-2250f0ed5f86/incentivizing-offshore-wind-power-act2015-summary.pdf

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
Multi-State:

Establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production

Source/Sponsor: 
Rep. Cushing, Rock 21
Creator/Author: 
COMMITTEE: Science, Technology and Energy
Description: 

AN ACT establishing a committee to study offshore wind energy production.

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/HB0316.html

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Resource Type: 
Document

Bill H.2895 189th (Current) An Act to promote long-term renewable contracts for municipal aggregators and municipalities

Source/Sponsor: 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Creator/Author: 
Timothy R. Madden
Description: 

Beginning on or before June 30, 2016 all local governments, towns, counties and municipal aggregators within the Commonwealth shall be allowed to enter into long-term, power purchase contracts, up to 20 years, with renewable energy projects of the community’s choice, on behalf of all residents of the community “Community Empowerment”. Business and municipalities are not required to participate but could be given the option to opt-in or opt-out.

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/BillHtml/145875?generalCourtId=12

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document

S.P. 546: Resolve, Reauthorizing the Balance of the 2009 Bond Issue for an Offshore Wind Energy Demonstration Project

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Senator HAMPER of Oxford
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Representative ROTUNDO of Lewiston and Senators: CUSHING of Penobscot, KATZ of Kennebec, Representatives: GRANT of Gardiner, MARTIN of Eagle Lake
Description: 

This resolve extends the authority to issue bonds for the University of Maine's  offshore wind energy demonstration site previously authorized in June 2010. These funds are required to complete construction of the offshore wind energy demonstration site already under construction at the university.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0546&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Monday, June 15, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 

S.P. 110: An Act To Promote Tidal Energy Projects

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Senator BURNS of Washington
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Representative MAKER of Calais and Senators: COLLINS of York, DAVIS of Piscataquis, HAMPER of Oxford, LANGLEY of Hancock, SAVIELLO of Franklin, Representatives: DeCHANT of Bath, HOBBINS of Saco, TUELL of East Machias
Description: 

Renewable Energy credits for offshore wind projects. This bill expands the definition of "tidal energy demonstration project" under the  aws governing general permits for tidal energy demonstration projects to cover so-called tidal range projects, which extract energy from the differential head across a marine  enclosure. The bill further directs the Public Utilities Commission to conduct an additional competitive solicitation of proposals for tidal energy demonstration projects  and increases the allowed capacity derived from tidal energy demonstration projects to 30  megawatts and total allowed capacity contracted for by the commission to 45 megawatts. The bill also allows utilities to enter into long term contracts for deepwater offshore wind.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0110&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Resource Type: 
Document
State: 

H.P. 904: An Act To Maximize the Benefits of Renewable Energy in Maine

Source/Sponsor: 
Presented by Representative O'CONNOR of Berwick
Creator/Author: 
Cosponsored by Senator WOODSOME of York and Representatives: DUNPHY of Embden, FOLEY of Wells, GROHMAN of Biddeford, HIGGINS of Dover-Foxcroft, TIMBERLAKE of Turner, WADSWORTH of Hiram, Senator: McCORMICK of Kennebec
Description: 

Encourages energy development with the inclusion of offshore wind. The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to improve the process for the siting and permitting of grid-scale wind energy development by ensuring against undue environmental economic impacts from wind energy developments both individually and cumulatively.

 

http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0904&item=1&snum=127

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Resource Type: 
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State: 
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