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Offshore Wind

Tom Zeller Jr.

Failure To Launch: Cape Wind's Long Drift | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

In 2001, Jim Gordon, a well-heeled developer of natural gas plants in New England, took up a long-discussed but never-pursued idea that advocates said...

Obama for the Oceans: What the President Can Do in His Second Term for People Who Depend on the Oceans

Ted Danson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Ted Danson

Despite the political gridlock that still binds Congress, the Obama administration can make substantial improvements to the health of the ocean on its own -- improvements that spur our economy, and restore and protect abundant oceans.

Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Here are two headlines from the past week that blew me away (no pun intended):#1- Wind was the top new energy source to come online in 2012.#2- "Renew...

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...

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.

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.

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."

'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.

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.

GE To Build Offshore Wind Plant In UK

Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The US engineering giant General Electric (GE) today announced plans to build an offshore wind turbine manufacturing plant in the UK, creating up to 2...

Heading to Rhode Island Tomorrow in Support of a National Oceans Policy

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

A national ocean policy will help New York, the East Coast and the entire country better address all of these issues that affect its ocean and its Great Lakes resources.

A Sea Change in the Mid-Atlantic -- Many Hands Makes Light Work

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Today at noon I will witness the dawning of an important new council dedicated to protecting our precious and threatened Atlantic Ocean: the Governors' Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on Oceans.

Mid-Atlantic Governors to Sign Landmark Agreement to Protect Ocean

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Our oceans don't recognize borders. That's why it's so significant that these five Governors will agree to reach across state lines to protect them.