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  1. Geothermal Visual: GEA Urges EPA to Include Geothermal in Clean Energy Incentive Program

    As part of the Clean Power Plan , EPA has proposed an early incentive program to reward investments in renewable energy generation ( PDF ). The proposal, however, only includes some renewable technologies and while wind and solar are included, geothermal is not. GEA’s Executive Director, Karl Gawell made in-person comments at a recent Clean Air Advisory Committee meeting urging that geothermal should be included in the early incentive program. A fact sheet distributed by Gawell said, in part: “There are a significant amount of geothermal projects under development that , if provided market incentives, could help states meet their Clean Power Plan goals. Including these projects in eligibility for the Clean Energy Incentive Plan (CEIP) would spur continued geothermal development, result in emissions reductions that would not otherwise occur, and provide a sustained market for geothermal power development.” Gawell noted that the proposal’s emphasis to provide double credits for efficiency investments aimed at low-income households might also be re-considered. He pointed out to the Committee that one of the largest undeveloped geothermal resources in the U.S is the Salton Sea, located in Imperial County that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. But, ironically, expansion of this resource that would benefit a community with income needs would not be able to qualify. “The program needs some re-thinking,” Gawell said. EPA is expected to complete the public comments process in mid-December and then publish any changes. EPA has invited written responses to the non-regulatory docket established for this purpose, and will accept input, identified by Docket ID Number EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0734 through December 15, 2015. To submit a response, use one of the following methods: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. Send comments by e-mail to a-and-r-Docket@epa.gov. Fax your comments to: (202) 566-9744. Mail your comments to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20460. For more information go to http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan/clean-energy-incentive-program . Lead image: Clean energy concept. Credit: Shutterstock. This article was originally published in the GEA's GeoEnergyWire and was republished with permission.

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    Fri, 20 Nov 2015

  2. Italy introduces new renewable energy incentive scheme

    The Italian government has approved legislation for a new renewable energy incentive scheme that will see subsidy cuts for solar power.

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    Mon, 16 Apr 2012

  3. Idaho lawmakers review solar energy incentive proposal

    Officials with Idaho's solar energy industry say they want to pay taxes on the energy they produce, not property taxes — a system that already applies to other renewable energy developers.

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    Tue, 1 Dec 2015

  4. Kansas Senate panel considers cutting green energy incentive

    Kansas companies that produce energy from wind, solar or other renewable resources would lose their property tax exemption under a bill discussed by a Senate panel Monday.

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    Tue, 17 Mar 2015

  1. Op-Ed: Clean Power Plan should give more than a nod to natural gas R&D

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  2. Nebraska lawmaker seeks grants to promote solar power

    These grants could be used to motivate not-for-profit entities, like cities, to develop solar projects or for utility providers to support solar  energy   incentive programs.

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    Mon, 25 Jan 2016

  3. Tennessee Valley Authority resumes renewable energy incentive project

    The Tennessee Valley Authority announced that it is resuming new enrollments in its Generation Partners pilot project for qualifying solar, wind, biomass or hydroelectric projects of up to 200 kilowatts to encourage renewable energy use across the TVA service territory

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    Thu, 24 Jun 2010

  4. Italy plans more renewable energy incentive cuts

    Italy's government is preparing new cuts in production incentives for renewable energy, which would hit green power producers hard and may jeopardise efforts to reach its 2020 clean energy targets, according to renewable energy groups.

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    Mon, 23 Jan 2012

  5. House GOP leaders grill EPA on Clean Power Plan authority

    Leaders say EPA proceeding with Clean Power Plan sub-parts during court stay

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    Mon, 16 May 2016

  6. House GOP Leaders Quiz EPA on "Shadow" Clean Power Plan Initiatives

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy, R-Pa., sent a May 13 letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding EPA actions on the Clean Power ...

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    Mon, 16 May 2016

  7. What does Scalia's death mean for Obama's Clean Power Plan?

    The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday raises a number of questions regarding the future of the controversial Clean Power Plan -- none of which have clear-cut answers.

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    Mon, 15 Feb 2016

  8. U.S. Supreme Court freezes EPA's Clean Power Plan

    The U.S. Supreme Court issued a temporary freeze to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan last night, halting the controversial program that would provide sweeping reform to the United States' carbon emission standards.

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    Wed, 10 Feb 2016

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