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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 today's groundbreaking boat tour of the Block Island Wind Farm project site. (credit: NWF)

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

7/27/2015 // By Collin O'Mara

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. Offshore wind power technology has been a steadily growing source …

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FINALLY! America Begins a Critical New Energy Chapter

7/27/2015 // By Catherine Bowes

It is not every day you get to witness history. As someone who has spent over a decade trying to spur progress in transitioning to clean energy and advancing solutions to climate change, today was without a doubt the most …

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

America’s Offshore Wind Power Industry Finally Sends Real Sparks Flying!

4/28/2015 // By Amber Hewett

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 power project. In March, after seven years of committed stakeholder engagement …

Wildlife biologist Kris Rimes honored by NWF's Eric Orff, March 2015

NH’s Kris Rines Honored with NWF Women In Conservation Award

3/15/2015 // By Miles Grant

As part of our ongoing celebration of Women’s History Month, the National Wildlife Federation is hosting events across the country this month honoring leading women in conservation. Yesterday we told you about Pennsylvania’s Cindy Dunn and today we’re featuring wildlife …

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

1/30/2015 // By Amber Hewett

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 the fourth of its kind, doubling the area currently leased …

Offshore wind turbines (Photo credit: London Array)

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

1/23/2015 // By Amber Hewett

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 single one of the more than 2,000 offshore wind turbines …

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)

Energy Announcement on Long Island Indicates We Have a Long Way to Go

12/18/2014 // By Amber Hewett

A long-awaited clean energy announcement on Long Island yesterday missed a major opportunity finally bring New York’s massive offshore wind power resource online. The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) committed to purchasing 122 megawatts (MW) of solar energy for New York. While …

The proposed site of Deepwater ONE (credit: Deepwater Wind)

Offshore Wind Power Already Creating Local Jobs, Commits to Creating Hundreds More

11/19/2014 // By Amber Hewett

Deepwater ONE, an offshore wind power project to be built 30 miles east of Montauk, can send 200 MW of its home-grown clean energy to Long Island. But first, Governor Cuomo, PSEG-LI, and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) need to …

MA Governor Elect Charlie Baker

Massachusetts Must Continue to Lead Toward a Clean Energy Future

11/10/2014 // By Amber Hewett

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 energy story, and regional eyes will certainly watch this transition …

Florida Panther (Photo: Rodney Cammauf/National Park Service)

Rays of Hope for Wildlife in 2014 Midterm Elections

11/6/2014 // By Miles Grant

The 2014 midterm elections brought progress for wildlife, from Florida’s panthers to Alaska’s wild salmon, despite some setbacks for friends of conservation. Much of the good news comes from state ballot measures. Given the chance to directly protect wildlife, Americans from the …

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