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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.

Major U.S. Offshore Wind Project Gets $600 Million Loan

AP | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — The board of a Danish export credit agency has approved a $600 million loan to the Cape Wind offshore energy project, the project's pr...

Offshore Wind Farm Near Fukushima Goes Live

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

ONAHAMA PORT, Japan (AP) — Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers (12 miles) off the coast of Fukushima on Monday, feeding...

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.

Records Show Maine Gov. Tried To Jam Wind Plan

AP | ALANNA DURKIN | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Before its public push to have Maine reconsider wind energy proposals, Gov. Paul LePage's administration worked behind the sce...

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...

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...

Huffington This Week: Headwinds

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.07.2013 | Green
Arianna Huffington

Twelve years after Jim Gordon, a New England developer of natural gas plants, launched his effort to build the country's first offshore wind project, the effort is mired in a bureaucratic tangle of permits, sign-offs and lawsuits.

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...

State's Wind Energy Goal Could Face Setback

Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. | Patrick Cassidy | Posted 01.14.2013 | Green

BOSTON -- A vast expanse of ocean south of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket could be leased for offshore wind energy by the end of 2013, according to a...

Rhode Island Officials Discuss Offshore Project With Cape Wind

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials with the Cape Wind offshore wind project planned for Massachusetts have met with port officials in Rhode Island, a...

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...

Where Is Christie's Wind Power Momentum?

Posted 09.03.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Pete Danko: In a state struggling to create jobs, you’d think Chris Christie would move with lightning speed to cash in on ...

FAA Under Scrutiny For Offshore Wind Project

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — Two powerful congressmen asked the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday to answer whether it ruled that a Massachusetts offshore...

College Student Makes Strides In Renewable Energy Research

Posted 04.17.2012 | Green

By Earth Techling's Beth Buczynski: The onshore wind power industry is growing rapidly. In fact, many of the largest operational onshore wind farms...

Maryland Religious Leaders Support Offshore Wind

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Religious leaders in Prince George's County are calling on Maryland lawmakers to support offshore wind power development. A group o...

Nothing Blowing in the U.S. Wind Energy Sector

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 04.10.2012 | Green
Daniel J. Graeber

The United Kingdom, a country that's about the size of Oregon, is already the world leader in installed offshore wind capacity. How much offshore wind energy is installed in the United States? None.

Feds: Offshore Wind Power Will Not Cause 'Major Environmental Damage'

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green

BALTIMORE (AP) — The view off the mid-Atlantic shore in the next decade could include giant wind turbines generating electricity for homes in severa...

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.

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...

WATCH: Denmark Pushes Wind Power In 'Changing Planet' Episode

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 09.24.2011 | Green

In the race to find innovative ways to implement clean and renewable energy, countries may want to keep an eye on Denmark. A new segment from "Changin...

When a Cigar Is Just a Cigar: Psychoanalyzing the GOP's Flourishing Climate Skepticism

Christopher Mims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Mims

A column in the National Journal points out the GOP is the only conservative party in the developed world in which denial of basic climate science is endemic.