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Justin Allegro managed National Wildlife Federation's Renewable Energy and Wildlife Program, promoting the expansion of wildlife-friendly renewable energy sources along with the policies and practices to avoid, minimize, and mitigate impacts to wildlife in the process.
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New Bill Lays Out Responsible Development of Renewable Energy on Public Lands

2/11/2013 // By Justin Allegro

  Today, a bipartisan group of Western representatives and senators introduced the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Development Act of 2013. I am feeling giddy. Let me tell you why. Growing up on the East Coast, our town playground and […] Read more >

Right whale mother and calf. Photo by NOAA NMFS.

A Whale of a Tale for Offshore Wind Power

12/12/2012 // By Justin Allegro

The past few months have been full of exciting news for supporters of offshore wind energy in the U.S. First, NWF highlighted in a report this fall the huge progress by many states. Weeks later, we saw a renewable energy lease issued off of Delaware, followed recently by news of the first-ever competitive sale for offshore renewable energy leases off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia. Read more >

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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Energy Zones Are Key to America’s Renewable Future

1/30/2012 // By Justin Allegro

“Solar power is an important new source of renewable domestic energy. Done right, we can produce energy, generate jobs and conserve hunting and fishing on our public lands.” Kate Zimmerman, Senior Policy Advisor for NWF When President Barack Obama addresses […] Read more >

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Can Obama Administration Pursue ‘Big’ Clean Energy and Avoid Big Impacts to Wildlife?

12/22/2011 // By Justin Allegro

Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made several announcements regarding progress in pursing large renewable energy projects on America’s public lands and waters.  Secretary Salazar announced that the relevant Federal agencies will move forward with:  The approval of this Administration’s […] Read more >