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 …

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 …

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 …

MA Governor Elect Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Must Continue to Lead Toward a Clean Energy Future

After eight years of trail-blazing clean energy leadership, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will soon pass his torch to Governor-elect Charlie Baker. We are at a pivotal moment in New England’s …

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

Nearing the Home Stretch, Offshore Wind Power Needs Our Focus More than Ever

Each state’s road to tapping its offshore wind power potential is marked with its own unique set of hurdles. As a Massachusetts native, I have been hearing the back-and-forth on …

Sally Jewell Wind Announcement

Obama Administration Takes Major Step Forward for Offshore Wind Power in Massachusetts

Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced that the federal government is kicking off the leasing process for the Massachusetts Wind Energy Area with plans to hold an auction by the end of the year.

Cougar at Charles Russell Wildlife Refuge in Montana (Flickr/USFWS Mountain-Prairie)

Report of Mountain Lion in Massachusetts: Real Sighting or Wild Tale?

UPDATE 3/1: Wildlife officials say the paw prints look canine, meaning it was likely a dog or coyote. Television news has been abuzz up here in Massachusetts this week with …

I fell in here once. Photo by Liz West.

My Connection with a River

Growing up in suburban Massachusetts, I learned to appreciate the quiet places by the water. Just out of sight from all the cars and sprawling McMansions lay the Sudbury River. …

Artist's rendering of Fenway Park underwater (ELM Action Fund)

Fragile Fenway: Climate Change Puts Historic Red Sox Ballpark at Risk

The World Series returns to Fenway Park tonight with the Boston Red Sox leading the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2. I live in Fairhaven, MA and I’m blogging right now with …

The Jersey Shore after Hurricane Sandy

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? …

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