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Amber Hewett is NWF's Northeast Climate Program Assistant. Her roots are in the perfectly salty city of Newburyport, MA where she grew to treasure New England's seasons and the outdoor adventures they each offer. Amber's passion for sailing and her intrinsic love of the sea drive her to help realize effective climate policy that protects and celebrates our natural resources. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Earth Systems.
The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

11/19/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor Cuomo, PSEG-LI, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) need to […] Read more >

MA Governor Elect Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Must Continue to Lead Toward a Clean Energy Future

11/10/2014 // By Amber Hewett

After eight years of trail-blazing clean energy leadership, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will soon pass his torch to Governor-elect Charlie Baker. We are at a pivotal moment in New England’s energy story, and regional eyes will certainly watch this transition […] Read more >

“One of the things offshore wind offers is an incredibly bright future for wildlife.”
          - NWF President & CEO Collin O’Mara

NWF President & CEO Shared the Importance of Offshore Wind Power for Wildlife in Keynote Speech

10/10/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Wildlife, their habitats, and future generations are all depending on us to make a quick and substantial turn toward the clean energy solutions that can curb the forecasted dangers of climate change. On top of that, present wildlife populations and […] Read more >

People's Climate March (flickr/Moms Clean Air Force)

The People’s Climate March Demanded Action Like Never Before – And Now, We Need to Make it Happen

9/24/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Certain moments on this journey to protect wildlife and future generations from the dangerous effects of climate change remind us that, together, we are making history. Sunday’s People’s Climate March was definitely one of those moments. National Wildlife Federation staff […] Read more >

The United Kingdom's Greater Gabbard wind farm (flickr/DECCgovuk)

Nearing the Home Stretch, Offshore Wind Power Needs Our Focus More than Ever

8/14/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Each state’s road to tapping its offshore wind power potential is marked with its own unique set of hurdles. As a Massachusetts native, I have been hearing the back-and-forth on the Cape Wind project for more than half of my […] Read more >

New Jersey Wind Energy Area (BOEM)

Obama Administration Announces Progress for Offshore Wind Power in New Jersey

7/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Momentum continues to build on the journey toward realizing America’s offshore wind power potential. Today, Interior Secretary Jewell kicked off the leasing process for New Jersey’s 344,000 acre Wind Energy Area marking a key milestone in the process for offshore […] Read more >

Sally Jewell Wind Announcement

Obama Administration Takes Major Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

6/17/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the federal government is kicking off the leasing process for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area with plans to hold an auction by the end of the year. Read more >

Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea (flickr/UK Department of Energy and Climate Change)

Block Island Wind Farm Clears Major Hurdle with Unanimous Approval from State Officials

5/14/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Yesterday was a landmark day in America’s journey to bring offshore wind power online. NWF has been calling on Rhode Island to lead the nation in harnessing the clean energy off our shores by clearing the way for Deepwater Wind’s […] Read more >

Right whale mother and calf. Photo by NOAA NMFS.

Right Whales Hold Their Seat at the Table while Offshore Wind Power Moves Forward in New England

5/7/2014 // By Amber Hewett

As a wildlife advocate working to advance clean energy, I spend a lot of time talking about “looking forward.” Today, I welcome an opportunity to celebrate this moment, and even reflect back on the groundwork laid in getting here. NWF […] Read more >

Offshore wind farm

Senate Finance Committee Can Re-open the Door for Renewable Energy

4/2/2014 // By Amber Hewett

On the last day of 2013, the wind power industry lost two important tax credits to an expiration date that never should have been set in the first place. The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and Production Tax Credit (PTC) for […] Read more >