New York’s Next Superhero? An Offshore Wind Farm

The best sail of my life took place off the eastern end of Long Island. Upon learning that the winds off of New York’s coast present some of the most … Continue reading

Germany’s Offshore Wind Power Leaders Cross the Atlantic to Share their Success

“We here in New Bedford consider ourselves to be dry sponges. Determined dry sponges.” – Mayor Jon Mitchell On Tuesday, New Bedford’s dry sponges absorbed a whole lot of inspiration … Continue reading

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big Solutions for the Year Ahead

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? … Continue reading

New England’s Dirtiest Power Plant to Shut Down! What’s Next?

There are certain moments along this road toward a clean and responsible energy future – moments that make the climb feel a little less steep. On Monday, Massachusetts gave us … Continue reading

Sailors Know the POWER of Offshore Wind Power

Well before I understood how essential it is that we realize our offshore wind power potential in America, I knew that there was something unspeakably special about the wind offshore.  … Continue reading

Clean, Smart, and Cheaper than Coal: New England’s Wind Power Decisions Keep Getting Easier

A headline in the Boston Globe’s business section on Monday deserves serious attention: “Wind Power Now Competitive with Conventional Sources” Where to begin? This is huge. Wind power’s biggest hurdle … Continue reading

Five Years is More than Enough Time to Reject a Polluting Pipeline

It’s been five years since the Keystone XL was proposed and the oil industry thinks that is somehow a justification to approve it.  But bad ideas generally get worse with … Continue reading

Wind Energy Needs Us to Master its Parts, their Sum, and the Whole – Luckily, We Can

“We want to do more … but there are real limits to what a state can do.” I recently attended a Wind Energy Finance and Investment Seminar in New York … Continue reading

America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!

After six rounds of bidding, the second in a series of competitive auctions for offshore wind energy leases came to an end this afternoon.  Shortly after, the Bureau of Ocean … Continue reading

Starved Polar Bear: Too Shocking for Words

About 10 years ago, when I worked on a mercury pollution campaign, an industry representative challenged me and a toxicologist on whether mercury in fish is really that bad. In … Continue reading

SOLD! Deepwater Wind Wins America’s First Offshore Wind Lease Auction

America has just taken a major step forward in powering our nation with homegrown, clean energy. Today, the first competitive auction for offshore wind energy leases took place for an … Continue reading

Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

An announcement this morning gives an important boost to offshore wind energy development, and demonstrates exactly the kind of leadership we hoped would follow President Obama’s climate speech last month. … Continue reading