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Video: Share the Love for Offshore Wind

2/14/2012 // By Jen Mihills

On Valentine’s Day hundreds of advocates from across Maryland gathered in Annapolis to share the love for offshore wind.  Appropriately-sited offshore wind will help Maryland achieve its renewable energy goals, reduce emissions, and improve air and water quality, while ensuring the protection of […] Read more >

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Here Comes the Sun: Solar Energy Zones Are Key to America’s Renewable Future

1/30/2012 // By Justin Allegro

“Solar power is an important new source of renewable domestic energy. Done right, we can produce energy, generate jobs and conserve hunting and fishing on our public lands.” Kate Zimmerman, Senior Policy Advisor for NWF When President Barack Obama addresses […] Read more >

Meet Calypso: a 450-pound green sea turtle who lives at the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland. MBlevins/NWF

Can Obama Administration Pursue ‘Big’ Clean Energy and Avoid Big Impacts to Wildlife?

12/22/2011 // By Justin Allegro

Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made several announcements regarding progress in pursing large renewable energy projects on America’s public lands and waters.  Secretary Salazar announced that the relevant Federal agencies will move forward with:  The approval of this Administration’s […] Read more >

The Festival of Renewable Lights

12/20/2011 // By Amanda Stone

Every year Hanukkah brings the same questions: 1) How do you spell that? (the one I’m using is apparently preferred by the Library of Congress. Thanks LoC!) 2) When is that again? Funnily enough, I can’t recall anyone ever asking […] Read more >

Virginia’s Community Colleges are going green

12/16/2011 // By Kristy Jones

The Virginia Community College System hosted its annual Hire Education conference, Extreme Innovation – Workforce Edition, last week at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. More than 400 workforce development faculty and other professionals gathered to network and share best practices of […] Read more >

Salazar Announces Major Step Forward on Offshore Wind

8/17/2011 // By Catherine Bowes

Today, Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar joined Governor Lincoln Chafee and Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation for a press conference to announce a key step forward in the process to develop offshore wind energy in New England. There are significant […] Read more >

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North Carolina Farmers Add Wind to Crop, Harvest Economic Boom

7/26/2011 // By Miles Grant

Sprouting up among the wheat fields of northeastern North Carolina is a new cash crop: Wind-harvesting turbines. Read more >

Weekly News Roundup – June 17, 2011

6/17/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

Want to know what National Wildlife Federation was up to this week? Here is a recap of the week’s National Wildlife Federation news: National Wildlife Federation Announces New Ranger Rick Geocache Trails June 17, 2011 – National Wildlife Federation is […] Read more >

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Whisky Raising Spirits and Renewables in Scotland

6/14/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Whisky can help fuel your spirits and help fuel a country. Draff, by-products of used grains and pot ale from the whisky distillery process, will be used to generate electricity for a new power plant in Scotland. The plant will […] Read more >

U.S. Marine installs solar water purification system in Afghanistan (via Flickr's marine_corps)

Renewable Energy Saving Lives in Afghanistan

5/9/2011 // By Miles Grant

The Wall Street Journal today reports on efforts to make U.S. troops safer by reducing dependence on fossil fuel-powered generators and batteries: Batteries make up as much as 20% of the weight of the 100 pounds of gear a Marine […] Read more >