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Three Rhode Island companies -- Deepwater Wind, Blount Boats, and Atlantic Wind Transfers -- joined for a ribbon cutting at the stern of the first-ever U.S. flagged offshore wind crew transfer vessel. (Photo credit: NWF)

Offshore Wind Powers Local Jobs

Today we continue to applaud the remarkable commitment and ingenuity that is launching America’s offshore wind power industry — a model to remind leaders all along the coast what is possible and …

NWF President and CEO Collin O'Mara joins U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper for the groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. Photo by NWF

U.S. Offshore Wind Power Breaks Ground in Rhode Island

Today I was filled with patriotic pride as we celebrated a historic moment in our nation’s energy story: the installation of the foundations for America’s first offshore wind power project. …

Construction of the Block Island Wind Farm foundations is underway at Specialty Diving Services in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

America’s Offshore Wind Industry Sends Real Sparks Flying!

Excitement filled the air in an industrial park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island yesterday, where Deepwater Wind invited the press and supporters to kickoff the construction of America’s first offshore wind …

Offshore wind turbines (photo: London Array)

The Department of Energy’s New Vision on Wind Power

The future of the U.S. energy supply is looking blustery – and that’s a good thing! On March 12th, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report titled Wind …

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

First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbines Fully Financed for 2015 Construction

2015 will be the year the United States begins constructing its first offshore wind turbines. This major milestone will set the stage for the largest and most scalable clean energy source …

Over 150 clean energy supporters gathered in front of the Maryland State House on the evening of the 23rd ahead of the General Assembly session. Photo by JT Stokes

Marylanders Ask Elected Officials for Clean Energy

Hundreds of Marylanders rallied in Annapolis, Maryland last week to show their support for the Clean Energy Advancement Act. The National Wildlife Federation and members of the Maryland Climate Coalition joined …

Across the Atlantic, offshore wind has been advancing for more than 20 years... it's time for the US to catch up! (photo: London Array)

Massachusetts Auction Boosts Offshore Wind Power Opportunity and Highlights Policy Needs

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Interior auctioned more than 350,000 acres of federal waters far off the coast of Massachusetts for offshore wind power development. The competitive auction was …

Carolyn Millard

Marylanders Rally on First Day of General Assembly Session to Double State’s Clean Energy Goals

On the cold morning of January 14th, the first day of Maryland’s General Assembly, the National Wildlife Federation, our partners in the Maryland Climate Coalition, and other clean energy supporters …

Offshore wind turbines (Photo credit: London Array)

Energy Bill Proposed in Massachusetts Contains Unprecedented Commitment to Offshore Wind Power

2015 is gearing up to be a major turning point in America’s offshore wind power story. For years, debate, misinformation, and fossil-fuel funded opposition have kept America from hosting a …

Moose in the Snow

2015 State of Union Provides New Hope for Protecting Wildlife From Climate Change

Last year, after the President’s State of the Union Address, I wrote a blog expressing cautious optimism about his agenda on climate change.  I talked about my two young kids, …

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