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ICYMI: IPCC Leaks, Shell's Woes And The Economics of Nature

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.11.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Top Read: Why The Economy Needs Nature, by Tony Juniper at The Guardian. "Nature is not a drag on growth," he writes. "Its protection is an unavoidabl...

Don't Let Wind Power Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff

Margie Alt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Green
Margie Alt

Encouraging American wind energy should be a no-brainer for anyone who values a clean environment. But in a mere 14 days, these urgently needed incentives and the benefits they bring could expire once again.

U.S. Plans First Offshore Wind Lease Auctions

Posted 12.04.2012 | Green

From EarthTechling's Pete Danko: The long, complex process of developing wind power off the U.S. Atlantic coast took another lurch forward late las...

U.S. Approves Lease For Delaware Wind Project

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Green

By Scott DiSavino Oct 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) granted a lease for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Delaware ...

Will U.S. See Offshore Wind By 2014?

Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: While Cape Wind in Massachusetts -- still at least two years from beginning ocean construction -- can surely clai...

What's Holding Back South Carolina's Offshore Wind Development?

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Green

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Developing wind energy is important to South Carolina's economy and environment even though lower natural gas prices and the...

A Good Move for Wind

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As we continue to retire aging dirty coal plant after aging dirty coal plant nationwide (we just hit 112 coal plants secured to retire), we are also pushing hard to replace them with clean energy, and as little natural as possible.

Trump Says Wind Turbines Will Hurt Environment After Bulldozing Rare Birds' Home

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

EDINBURGH, Scotland -- He came, he saw, he blustered. Donald Trump on Wednesday swept into Scotland's parliament to demand the country end plans for ...

Ocean Planning Would Bring Billions of Dollars of Economic Benefits, New Study Confirms

Sarah Chasis | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

With our oceans contributing more to our nation's economic output than the entire U.S. farm sector, we can't afford to just cross our fingers and hope for the best.

Baltimore Could Be Offshore Wind Hub

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

BALTIMORE -- A study produced for the Maryland Energy Administration says Baltimore has the potential to become a hub for offshore wind power companie...

2 New England Utilities Agree To Buy Offshore Wind Power

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Energy companies Northeast Utilities and NStar have agreed to buy more than a quarter of the power produced by the long-planned Cape W...

Offshore Wind Activists an Unmatched Force at Maryland General Assembly Opener

Keith Harrington | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green
Keith Harrington

If measured by the turnout at the rally at the Annapolis state house yesterday, of all the issues confronting the Maryland General Assembly, offshore wind power enjoys the most energetic public support.

The Real Meaning of "Smart Power"

Brian F. Keane | Posted 01.09.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

When I picked up my copy of this week's Time magazine, I was momentarily stopped in my tracks by Massimo Calabresi's cover story: "Hillary Clinton and the Rise of Smart Power."

Merger May Impact Nation's 1st Offshore Wind Farm

AP | By JAY LINDSAY | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

BOSTON -- The nation's first offshore wind farm enjoys high-profile federal and state backing, but it hasn't been able to win over one important party...

'Environmentalist' Trump Angry Over Wind Farms Near Golf Resort

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

When Donald Trump first dreamt about building his $1.6 billion golf complex off the beautiful coast of Scotland, offshore wind farms weren't part of h...

Koch Brothers Declare War on Offshore Wind

Keith Harrington | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Keith Harrington

The war over America's coastal-energy future has officially begun, and the result could determine whether we see wind turbines or catastrophic oil spills along our coastlines in coming years.

Offshore Wind and Economic Development: How Utility Law Could Help

Lewis Milford | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Lewis Milford

It is hard to imagine a new angle on the Cape Wind project. However, one item that deserves some attention: jobs and what the Massachusetts utility regulator's decision to approve the project means for new energy technology.

Feds Eyeing More Wind Farms Off MA Coast

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BOSTON — The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management on Tuesday began seeking proposals from developers that want to build commercial wind far...

U.S. Wind Power Projects Get Huge Gust From Feds

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar vowed Tuesday to spur offshore wind projects in the Atlantic Ocean by expediting permits and identif...

Congratulations, America. You Passed Wind.

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

For some, it was with a sense of relief that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar passed Cape Wind. For others, it was the latest in a drama that has lasted nearly a decade. Either way, this is a story that blows.

Weekly Mulch: Want to Combat Climate Change? Ignore Congress.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Congress comes back into session next week, but environmentalists and climate change activists have given ...

Offshore Oil Vs. Offshore Wind: Who Wins?

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

So that got me thinking, just how much offshore wind could be bought for the equivalent $12 billion investment? My back of the envelope calculations w...

Which Would You Choose: Offshore Wind or Offshore Oil?

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As I watch coverage of the devastation, I am reminded of another energy story from last week: the approval of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm in the Nantucket Sound. What a contrast these two energy projects make.

Cape Wind Project: Everything You Need To Know (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

After 9 years of federal review, the Obama administration has approved Cape Wind, the nation's first offshore wind farm which will be built in the Nan...

History of the Cape Cod Offshore Wind Energy Project

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The Cape Cod offshore wind project has been quite controversial and many years in the making, so I thought I would break down the history of the project.