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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 >

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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 >

Stacks and transmission lines from the coal-based Mt. Storm Power Plant in West Virginia. NWF Photo by Avelino Maestas.

We Have a Climate Problem—and the U.S. EPA has a Solution!

9/20/2013 // By Felice Stadler

There’s good news today: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first ever carbon limits on new coal plants. And they are kicking off their formal process for getting public input on a second rule they will introduce this […] Read more >

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Five Years is More than Enough Time to Reject a Polluting Pipeline

9/19/2013 // By Jim Murphy

It’s been five years since the Keystone XL was proposed and the oil industry thinks that is somehow a justification to approve it.  But bad ideas generally get worse with age, and KXL is no exception.  With floods in Colorado […] 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 >

Nebraska Groups Offer Utilities Road Map to Cleaner Energy Future

8/23/2013 // By NWF

Nebraska is unique among the U.S. states: It’s the only one that serves its electric customers entirely through public power entities. While this system of 100 percent public power has been largely successful keeping consumer rates low through the years, […] Read more >

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Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

8/9/2013 // By Felice Stadler

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In response, my colleague shot back: “if we had body bags […] Read more >

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SOLD! Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Lease Auction

7/31/2013 // By Catherine Bowes

America has just taken a major step forward in powering our nation with homegrown, clean energy. Today, the first competitive auction for offshore wind energy leases took place for an area off the coast of southern New England – and […] Read more >

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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 >