north atlantic right whale

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 …

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. …

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.

Right whale mother and calf. Photo by NOAA NMFS.

Right Whales Hold Their Seat at the Table while Offshore Wind Power Moves Forward in New England

As a wildlife advocate working to advance clean energy, I spend a lot of time talking about “looking forward.” Today, I welcome an opportunity to celebrate this moment, and even …

Gray seal (US Fish & Wildlife Service/Flickr)

Climate Change-Fueled Heat Stresses Nuclear Plant, May Threaten Cape Cod…

North Atlantic Right Whale (flickr/MyFWC Research)

On Endangered Species Day, Right Whales Remind Us to Work…

Weekly News Roundup – December 14, 2012

Right whale mother and calf. Photo by NOAA NMFS.

A Whale of a Tale for Offshore Wind Power

The past few months have been full of exciting news for supporters of offshore wind energy in the U.S. First, NWF highlighted in a report this fall the huge progress by many states. Weeks later, we saw a renewable energy lease issued off of Delaware, followed recently by news of the first-ever competitive sale for offshore renewable energy leases off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.

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