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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 >

Bremerhaven and New Bedford know each other well. In May, several of the panelists gathered in Bremerhaven to see just how offshore wind development brought hope and energy back to the city.

Germany’s Offshore Wind Power Leaders Cross the Atlantic to Share their Success

11/8/2013 // By Amber Hewett

“We here in New Bedford consider ourselves to be dry sponges. Determined dry sponges.” – Mayor Jon Mitchell On Tuesday, New Bedford’s dry sponges absorbed a whole lot of inspiration when a group of German offshore wind power champions traveled […] Read more >

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

10/25/2013 // By Amber Hewett

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? Just returning from a two day dose of that feeling, […] Read more >

Shut Down Brayton Point rally, Summer 2013 (flicker/350.org)

New England’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Shut Down! What’s Next?

10/11/2013 // By Amber Hewett

There are certain moments along this road toward a clean and responsible energy future – moments that make the climb feel a little less steep. On Monday, Massachusetts gave us one of those moments: A Massachusetts power plant recently cited […] Read more >