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Construction of a Danish wind farm in the Baltic Sea (flickr/Bilfinger)

Wind Energy Needs Us to Master its Parts, their Sum, and the Whole – Luckily, We Can

9/18/2013 // By Amber Hewett

“We want to do more … but there are real limits to what a state can do.” I recently attended a Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar in New York City, and these were among the opening words. New York […] Read more >

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America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!

9/4/2013 // By Amber Hewett

After six rounds of bidding, the second in a series of competitive auctions for offshore wind energy leases came to an end this afternoon.  Shortly after, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced Richmond-based Dominion Virginia Power as the […] Read more >

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Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

7/22/2013 // By Amber Hewett

An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. The president called for the expansion of renewable energy projects […] Read more >

Burbo Bank OFfshore Wind Turbine (flickr/The Danish Wind Industry Association)

Climate Plan Sets the Stage for Offshore Wind Power’s American Debut

6/27/2013 // By Amber Hewett

On Tuesday, President Obama presented a series of strategies to move us toward an energy future that capitalizes on clean and renewable sources and leaves behind our heavy dependence on fossil fuels. In a much-anticipated pledge to address the dangerous […] Read more >

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Ranger Rick Goes to Bonnaroo and Reminds Twentysomethings Just How Much They’ve Missed Him

6/21/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Last week, the National Wildlife Federation joined a new community.  We gathered up our camping gear, piled into two cars, and started out toward Manchester, Tennessee for our first visit to Bonnaroo–an annual music and arts festival attended by close to 80,000 […] Read more >

Middelgrunden offshore wind farm between Denmark and Sweden (flickr/Mads Prahm)

Department of the Interior Ushers the U.S. One Step Closer to Offshore Wind Development

6/4/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Offshore wind energy has felt just out of America’s reach for quite some time now.  While Europe has more than fifty projects up and running off their shores, here in the U.S. we are struggling to catch up.  Resistance to […] Read more >

Hurricane Sandy crumbled coastal infrastructure and reminded us how expensive recovery efforts will be as storms intensify (flickr/U.S.Coast Guard)

An Updated Social Cost of Carbon Shows that the Economy Benefits from Cutting Carbon Pollution

6/3/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Just before the weekend, the Obama Administration nodded in the direction of more responsive limits on carbon pollution, and acknowledged that the science and economics tell the story that many are already seeing around the country and worldwide.  As carbon […] Read more >

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On Endangered Species Day, Right Whales Remind Us to Work Together

5/17/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Today’s climate crisis drips with urgency. Stories of species loss and habitat destruction roll in, and repeatedly underscore the reality of how quickly we need to get our act together and comprehensively address climate change. I highlight comprehensively because today […] Read more >

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Calling on Rhode Island to Take the Lead on Offshore Wind

5/1/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Of the more than fifty offshore wind energy projects spinning in the world’s oceans, not one of them is in American waters.  Rhode Island’s leaders are working to change this and move America forward in pursuing this new clean energy frontier […] Read more >

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Victory in North Carolina Shows America Wants More Clean Energy, Not Less

4/30/2013 // By Amber Hewett

North Carolina’s House of Representatives got it right on clean energy last week—even though “getting it right” had to mean formalizing a refusal to get it wrong.  Last Wednesday, North Carolina’s House Public Utilities Committee showed a bipartisan commitment to […] Read more >