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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 >

Gosport Regatta sailors racing toward the Isles of Shoals

Sailors Know the POWER of Offshore Wind Power

10/3/2013 // By Amber Hewett

Well before I understood how essential it is that we realize our offshore wind power potential in America, I knew that there was something unspeakably special about the wind offshore.  Something changed in me the first time I saw a […] Read more >

(flickr/Hiroyuki Takeda)

Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

9/26/2013 // By Amber Hewett

A headline in the Boston Globe’s business section on Monday deserves serious attention: “Wind Power Now Competitive with Conventional Sources” Where to begin? This is huge. Wind power’s biggest hurdle has always been its price tag, but last week Massachusetts […] Read more >

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 >

Thanet Wind Warm (flckr/Wessex Archaeology)

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 >

(flickr/National Wildlife Federation Action Fund)

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 >