02. July 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The clean energy sector will finally face certainty after the parliament passed legislation to slash the renewable energy target.A bipartisan deal – agreed to last month after a lengthy political stalemate that hamstrung the clean energy sector – will slash the target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000.Legislation inscribing that deal passed the Senate during an extended sitting late into Tuesday night.

Source: Renewable energy target slashed, wind farm commissioner to be established

23. June 2015 · Comments Off on California Is On Track for a Major Renewable Energy Boost  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The number of days most federal and state lawmakers have remaining in session before summer break is winding down, sparking a flurry of activity.In Congress, Republicans are advancing legislation that would prevent the U.S. EPA from enforcing carbon limits on states through the Clean Power Plan (CPP). State leaders are also preparing legislation and public comments in anticipation of the final EPA rule, which is expected to be released sometime in August. The National Conference of State Legislatures offers a comprehensive list of state action on the CPP.

Source: California Is On Track for a Major Renewable Energy Boost : Greentech Media

17. February 2015 · Comments Off on Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , , ,

Some Democrat senators want new laws that mandate security and privacy measures on the Internet of Things, as concern grows over personal data collected by connected devices.

Several Democrat members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said Wednesday they are exploring legislation that would enforce privacy and security standards for connected devices. U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, plans to introduce a bill that will focus on security standards and the data collected by connected automobiles.

via Senators to push privacy, security legislation for IoT | Computerworld.

24. December 2014 · Comments Off on PG&E Tests Battery Storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Continuing to lead the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, California in October 2013 enacted AB2514, legislation that requires the state’s investor-owned utilities to acquire 1.325 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020.

Earlier this month, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison issued their first request for proposals for energy storage assets that will help meet projected long-term local capacity requirements.

via PG&E Tests Battery Storage.

28. August 2013 · Comments Off on First look at cybersecurity incentive ideas, companion to NIST’s Framework efforts · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

I’ll oversimplify this to keep it short, but the President kicked all of this off earlier this year in the wake of failed cyber security legislation efforts in 2010 (GRID Act) and 2012 (Cybersecurity Act of 2012).

via Smart Grid: First look at cybersecurity incentive ideas, companion to NIST’s Framework efforts.