Vineyard Wind, Conservation Groups Reach Historic Agreement to Protect Right Whales

Agreement Offers Template for Future Development of Offshore Wind BOSTON, MA – Vineyard Wind and the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation, and Conservation Law Foundation today entered into … Continue reading

New York Charges Forward with Nation-Leading Offshore Wind Goal

In his State of the State address, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposal to increase New York’s offshore wind commitment nearly fourfold, affirming his unwavering intent to establish the Empire … Continue reading

OP-ED: NEW JERSEY NEEDS TO DEVELOP WIND ENERGY PROJECTS FAR OFFSHORE

The below op-ed was published in NJ Spotlight (click here for the original post).   The recent denial of a project only 2.8 nautical miles from Atlantic City was the … Continue reading

NEWS: Environmental Groups Applaud New Jersey BPU Rejection of Nautilus Offshore Wind Project

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Audubon, National Wildlife Federation, and other New Jersey environmental groups are applauding today’s announcement by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to deny the application … Continue reading

Offshore Wind Lease Auction Blows Old Record Out of the Water

What a difference a few years and visionary leadership can make. This morning, developers finished 32 rounds of bidding on areas of federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts designated … Read more

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States competing to lead in offshore wind

This blog by National Wildlife Federation’s Offshore Wind Energy Program Director, Catherine Bowes, first appeared on the Barr Foundation’s blog. America’s offshore wind story is an exciting and inspiring one, … Continue reading

Environmental, business, labor, and community leaders applaud Long Island Power Authority decision to increase capacity of the future South Fork Wind Farm

Uniondale, NY – The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) Board of Trustees announced today that it has increased its commitment to purchase offshore wind energy from the South Fork Wind … Continue reading

Big News! New York invites bids for large-scale offshore wind projects

On Thursday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a solicitation for 800 megawatts (MW) or more of offshore wind project bids – that’s enough to power over a quarter million … Continue reading

Groups Back New Jersey’s Largest-Ever Offshore Wind Solicitation Process

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities today made a historic announcement that begins the process of accepting offshore wind energy applications for projects totaling up to … Continue reading

NJ Gov. Murphy Sets Assertive Timeline for Achieving Nation’s Strongest Offshore Wind Goals

San Francisco, CA — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy today announced record-setting next steps to harness the state’s massive, untapped offshore wind power potential. On September 17, the New Jersey … Continue reading

Over 50 labor, conservation, environmental justice, faith, and community leaders call on New York officials for responsible offshore wind development

In a letter delivered on Friday, August 10, a diverse array of state, regional, and national groups called on the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to … Continue reading

Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill Clears the Way for More Offshore Wind Power

August 10, 2018, BOSTON – With the enactment of H.4857 An act to advance clean energy, Massachusetts now has a pathway to doubling its offshore wind power commitment. After passing … Continue reading