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Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

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 …

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

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 …

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

“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 …

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America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!

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 …

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Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

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 …

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

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 …

Thanet Wind Warm (flckr/Wessex Archaeology)

Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

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. …

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

As heat waves fueled by climate change grip much of the East Coast, some nuclear power plants are facing a tough choice: Reduce electricity production on days when our air …

Installing solar panels (flickr/OregonDOT)

There are Many Pathways to a Clean Energy Future—Let’s Take All of Them

We talk a lot about the harmful impacts that our reliance on dirty energy sources have on wildlife.  Let us not lose sight of the flipside of that critical conversation: …

Burbo Bank OFfshore Wind Turbine (flickr/The Danish Wind Industry Association)

Climate Plan Sets the Stage for Offshore Wind Power’s American Debut

On Tuesday, President Obama presented a series of strategies to move us toward an energy future that capitalizes on clean and renewable sources and leaves behind our heavy dependence on …

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