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The U.S. has great offshore wind power potential. Photo from Flickr Creative Commons

Offshore Wind Progress on Beacon Hill

Locking in at least 2,000 megawatts of development within a decade, the Massachusetts Senate is reaching for enough offshore wind power to replace multiple dirty power plants, provide electricity to hundreds of …

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

Massachusetts Moves Toward Launching U.S. Offshore Wind

There’s a long road ahead for this bill and plenty of room for improvement, but first, let’s take a moment to acknowledge the significance of this major step forward. For …

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

Landmark Moment for Offshore Wind Power in New York

U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a competitive auction for more than 81,000 acres of federal waters for offshore wind energy development. She stated that “this is …

The Atlantic Pioneer is the first ever U.S.-flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel, purpose-built to serve the nation's first offshore wind power project! (Photo: NWF)

Atlantic Pioneer: Serving the First U.S. Offshore Wind Project

This will be a tough Earth Day to top. Historic clean energy progress, celebrated on a sunny dock in the Ocean State marks a preview of what’s to come along the …

NWF President & CEO Collin O'Mara addressing the U.S. Offshore Wind Power Leadership Conference in Boston, Feb. 29, 2016. Photo: NWF

New Energy for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

Here in Massachusetts it’s particularly noticeable that the offshore wind power conversation is rapidly changing. The prominent debate is no longer whether offshore wind power is right for Massachusetts – …

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Offshore Wind Supporters Brave the Cold and Call on NYC Mayor to Lead

It may have been freezing cold, but that was not going to stop us offshore wind power supporters with an important message to deliver! Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation joined more than …

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MA Needs Gov.’s Leadership on Offshore Wind Power

On Thursday, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will give his State of the Commonwealth address. He’ll reflect on the successes and challenges of 2015 and lay out his vision for the …

New York has an abundance of wind and solar resources that can lead to local jobs, economic growth, and a cleaner environment. Photo by Barn Images via Flickr Creative Commons

New York Governor Points to Offshore Wind Power

New York has some of the greatest offshore wind power potential in the world. The Obama Administration continues to make federal Wind Energy Areas available for development all along the …

Service technician with a tablet at the Rhyl Flats offshore wind farm (UK). Photo: Siemens AG, Munich/Berlin

A Big Week for Offshore Wind Power!

Progress on offshore wind power in three Northeast states last week calls for a news round-up: Massachusetts Last Thursday, the National Wildlife Federation hosted a State House briefing on offshore wind power with …

More than 80 offshore wind power projects are providing pollution-free, reliable energy in Europe.  (Photo: London Array Limited)

The Bay State’s Next Energy Chapter Starts Now

Tomorrow, I will take one of my favorite walks, across Boston Common and up the steps of the State House, breathing deep to soak in every last drop of that …

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