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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 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 >

Sailors harnessing Rhode Island's wind (flickr/R'lyeh Imaging)

Rhode Islanders — Urge Your Leaders to Lead the Nation with Offshore Wind Power! (Updated 2/18)

1/28/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Charting a new energy course for the United States is no small task—but a small project in the waters of a small state may be the first in the nation to demonstrate what this future can look like. America has […] Read more >

Siemens Press

Hundreds of Leaders Call on President Obama to Advance Offshore Wind Power in the U.S.

12/11/2013 // By Amber Hewett

On December 11, leaders in conservation, public health and business, along with state and local officials, sent a letter urging President Obama to lead America to the clean, renewable, and home-grown energy frontier of offshore wind power. Signatories hailed from coast […] Read more >

Block Island sailors celebrate world class offshore wind (flickr/Robin Skibo-Birney)

Speak Up for Offshore Wind in the Ocean State

11/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than sixty offshore wind power projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters. Rhode Island has an exciting opportunity to lead the nation toward this new clean energy frontier. As residents and […] Read more >

Wind Turbine

New York’s Next Superhero? An Offshore Wind Farm

11/20/2013 // By Amber Hewett

The best sail of my life took place off the eastern end of Long Island. Upon learning that the winds off of New York’s coast present some of the most ideal offshore wind power potential on the planet, my mind […] Read more >