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Offshore Wind

Door Opens to Offshore Wind in the United States

Rob Sargent | Posted 12.15.2016 | Green
Rob Sargent

Something big happened in the smallest state in the Union this week. For the first time ever, in the U.S. National Grid customers and people on Block ...

America's First Ever Offshore Wind Farm Is Coming To Rhode Island

HuffPost Rise | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

America's first ever offshore wind farm is coming to Block Island, Rhode Island, which, according to Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey Grybowski, has "really...

The Block Island Offshore Wind Project is Just the Beginning

Rob Sargent | Posted 03.07.2016 | Green
Rob Sargent

Looking across the calm, smooth Atlantic waters from the docks of the small island town of New Shoreham, Rhode Island, it may be hard to tell, but preparations are well underway for the nation's first offshore wind farm to begin operating here before the year ends.

Deepwater Wind and an Energy Revolution

Karl Grossman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Karl Grossman

An energy revolution is happening east of Long Island. In the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Deepwater Wind is constructing the nation's first offshore wind farm -- five wind turbines off Block Island, Rhode Island.

New York Sets a New Standard for Clean Energy, Climate Leadership

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.25.2016 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

New York is rocketing to the forefront of clean energy and climate leadership. In January, Governor Cuomo pledged to move New York off coal for good, ...

Denmark Just Broke The World Record For Wind Energy

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

For the second year in a row, Denmark is the most wind-powered country in world history, Danish officials announced this weekend. The Scandinavian co...

Winds of Change Off the New England Coast

XPRIZE | Posted 01.05.2017 | Green

The economics are interesting. Today, Block Island has no electrical connection to the mainland, so its power comes from expensive and environmentally unfriendly diesel generation, which the Block Island Power Company bills at 24 cents per kilowatt-hour in peak season.

First U.S. Offshore Wind Project Breaks Ground

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Block Island calls itself the "Last Great Place," but this small island 12 miles off the coast of Rhode Island is first in the hearts of environmentalists and clean energy advocates across the nation today. Big things are happening just off the shore of that little island.

Offshore Wind Energy Would Produce Twice As Many Jobs As Oil And Gas Operations In The Atlantic

Adrian Grenier | Posted 01.22.2015 | Green
Adrian Grenier

Did you know that coastal activity in Atlantic states -- ranging from fishing, tourism, recreation and more -- supports about 1.4 million jobs and net about $95 billion in gross domestic product every year?

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 3

Stacy Clark | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Part 2 of this three-part series concerning America's first offshore wind farm was an October interview with Cape Wind's Communications Director Mark Rodgers. Rodgers recently recalled the significance of Massachusetts's original windmills to the early economy of Cape Cod:

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part I

Stacy Clark | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

With such an abundance of inexhaustible, clean power just waiting to be tapped, why has the U.S. delayed its development of offshore wind power?

Will Offshore Wind Pick up the Speed?

Swara Salih | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Swara Salih

Conventional wind facilities on land, while essential for the renewable energy sector, are troubled by the intermittency of wind strength. But offshore wind facilities could offer an efficient means of drawing a highly abundant source of energy.

Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition

Lewis Milford | Posted 05.18.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge's decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. I know because I have had my share of losing environmental cases.

How the Right Uses Environmental Law to Kill American Jobs

Lewis Milford | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Lewis Milford

The next time someone on the right falsely decries environmentalists for killing American jobs through lawsuits, ask them to explain why their friends in Massachusetts are doing the same thing.

Energy Innovation in the States: From Energy Storage to Offshore Wind

Lewis Milford | Posted 12.24.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

There are those who say that the U.S. needs to focus more on innovation to create new clean energy technologies, rather than relying entirely on existing technologies like solar PV and land-based wind. They are right.

Offshore Wind and Japan: Will the U.S. Win or Lose This Technology Race?

Lewis Milford | Posted 12.21.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

Other countries are taking offshore wind development far more seriously than the U.S. It's not too late, but the U.S. needs to up its game to see offshore wind as a scalable, commercial sector.

Offshore Wind in Europe: Lessons for the U.S.

Lewis Milford | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

There are a lot of great things Europe has that the U.S. doesn't -- comfortable taxis, good table wine, Idris Elba -- and then there's offshore wind, lots and lots of offshore wind.

Kate Sheppard

Coal Power Giant Wins Lease For Offshore Wind Farm | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A giant of coal-fired power won a $1.6 million lease to build the first wind farm off the coast of Virginia on Wednesday, a development ...

New Jersey Offshore Wind: Dead or Alive?

Lewis Milford | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

It seems the developer agreement with rate counsel would have the per kilowatt hour costs drop as low as about 18 cents, which is reasonably low for offshore wind. That is with all state and federal subsidies included. The costs will escalate over time. But that low number will surprise many for offshore wind.

A Cautionary Tale: Maine, Statoil and the Importance of State Policies to Advance Offshore Wind

Lewis Milford | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Lewis Milford

Unfortunately, LePage chose to base his veto message on a desire to undo a deal already in place with Statoil to develop an offshore wind-power pilot project and allow the process to be reopened so the University of Maine can put in a competing bid.

U.S. To Sell First-Ever Offshore Leases For Wind Farms

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green

The U.S. Department of Interior said Tuesday its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will hold the first ever competitive lease sale for renewa...

More About Wind

Peter Neill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

In all the recent talk about alternative energy, solar and wind initiatives have been advantageous enough for government, venture capitalists, and ind...

Is This The Key To Offshore Wind?

Posted 05.01.2013 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: Offshore wind power, attractive for so many reasons but right now rather expensive, could get another notch in its...

Celebrating a Huge Offshore Wind Victory in Maryland

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 05.20.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

The winds of change brought some great progress to Maryland this week when the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 passed through both houses of...

Better Choices, Better Results: Moving Maryland Towards Wind Power

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.19.2013 | Green
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Progress is a choice. Job creation is a choice. Investing in cleaner, greener technologies that allow us to strike a more sustainable balance with the other living systems of this earth, this too, is a choice.