Farm Bill Passed – Implications for Small Wind Funding
The Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill, received the approval of both houses of the U.S. Congress and was signed by President Obama on February 7, 2014. Although the bill largely deals with agricultural subsidies and nutrition assistance (“food stamps”), it contains $881 million for continuing funding of the Department of...
DWEA Deems First State Policy Summit a Success
The Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) held its first annual State Policy Summit in Chicago on October 21st. Over 50 distributed and community wind professionals and regional advocates heard from the solar industry’s lead state policy strategist, Carrie Hitt with an update on the solar industry’s state policy efforts and advice for the assembled wind professionals.