Amber Hewett

Amber Hewett is NWF's Northeast Regional Campaign Coordinator. 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.
America's first offshore wind farm, Block Island, RI. Photo by Deepwater Wind

Seizing Our Massive Offshore Wind Potential

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gathered with state and federal officials in Boston today to announce the National Offshore Wind Strategy: Facilitating the …

With only 5 turbines, America's first offshore wind power project created over 300 local jobs. Photo by Deepwater Wind

America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project is COMPLETE!

From earning unanimous approval from state officials in 2014, to achieving full financing in 2015, to putting hundreds of Rhode Islanders to work on the project – including building the …

NWF and MA environmental leaders with Governor Baker at Monday's bill-signing ceremony. Photo by John Dellorusso

A New Day for American Energy

During the bill-signing ceremony, MA Rep. Tom Golden referenced John F. Kennedy’s declaration in 1960 that it was “time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems …

One of many United Kingdom offshore wind farms. Photo by London Array Limited

MA Makes Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Power Commitment!

Things are moving quickly! Click here for the latest offshore wind power updates.  This is great news for wildlife, and for all of us counting on our leaders to take …

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Finally! America’s First Offshore Wind Power Project Nears Completion

The moment America begins harnessing the power of offshore wind – a critical climate change solution – is finally just weeks away. On Monday, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo passionately …

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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