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Sunrise on Block Island Wind Farm

Why we are fighting for offshore wind power

For years, the National Wildlife Federation has called on our leaders in Washington and coastal states to seize the abundant clean energy potential in the wind off our shores. Until December …

North Atlantic Right Whale. Photo by New England Aquarium, Collected under NMFS permit 14233

3 Reasons 2016 was America’s Best Year Ever for Offshore Wind Power

Without a doubt, 2016 will go down in history as a pivotal year in America’s energy story.  Right now, for the first time ever, the strong consistent winds far offshore …

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 …

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 …

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America’s Next Energy Chapter Has Begun!

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

MA Makes Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Power Commitment!

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

Offshore Wind Progress on Beacon Hill

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 …

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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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 …

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