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Policies Can Move Offshore Wind Energy Off Of Drawing Boards And Into The Water, New DOE Report Says

September 5, 2014 by Kit Kennedy
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Renewables Policies

Could the United States go from being nowhere on offshore shore wind power to having over a dozen projects built over the next five to seven years? That’s a very real possibility, according to a report just released by the U.S. Department of Energy.[read more]

Strong Federal Endorsement Could Spur First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm to Begin Construction This Year

July 6, 2014 by Kit Kennedy
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Federal Wind Project Support

News out from the federal Department of Energy suggests a promising future for U.S. offshore wind power. The agency announced it is backing the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts—long expected to be the nation’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm—with a $150 million loan guarantee.[read more]

DOE Offers First Offshore Wind Loan Guarantee

July 4, 2014 by Tom Carlson

DoE and Offshore Wind Loans

The Department of Energy made a provisional commitment to a $150 million loan guarantee for the Cape Wind offshore wind power project in Massachusetts. With that pledge, Cape Wind will have raised nearly 60 percent of the estimated $2.5 billion it needs to build what could be the nation’s first offshore wind farm.[read more]

Court Rules for Cape Wind, Ending a Decade of Failed Opposition

March 20, 2014 by Lewis Milford
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If you are an environmental lawyer, there is nothing more deflating than reading a judge's decision that clinically rejects all your best arguments. But this time, it is that kick-in-the-stomach feeling that the lawyers for the opponents of the Cape Wind must have felt when they read Judge Walton's decision last Friday.[read more]

Offshore Wind Advances and Cleantech Investment Opportunities [VIDEO]

June 7, 2013 by Herman Trabish

US offshore wind energy

The first floating wind turbine in U.S. waters was towed into the Atlantic over the weekend, and it might be a big new greentech investment opportunity.[read more]

Offshore Drilling in Virginia Threatens Economy, Environment, and Naval Operations

May 27, 2013 by Joseph Romm

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Virginia’s leaders should instead look to a proven source of homegrown energy development that will create new jobs without jeopardizing current ones or contributing to our nation’s unsustainable thirst for climate-altering fossil fuels.[read more]

Offshore Wind Energy in Europe: €130 Billion Market By 2020

May 9, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci
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Offshore Wind in EU

Europe is expected to continue dominating the global offshore wind industry, but the Asia Pacific and North American regions will soon represent significant market shares as technological innovations reduce many bottlenecks[read more]

Offshore Wind vs Nuclear Energy for Mid-Atlantic

May 6, 2013 by Meredith Angwin
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mid-Atlantic offshore wind

Atlantic Wind Connection plans to enable the Atlantic Coast to use off-shore wind efficiently. When completed, the AWC will be able to carry as much as 7,000 MW of offshore wind energy to consumers along the US East Coast.[read more]

A Rough Guide to Offshore Wind Energy and Geography [VIDEO]

March 28, 2013 by Robert Wilson
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offshore wind geography

The ideal conditions for an offshore wind farm is a lot of wind and a not particularly deep stretch of water. The North Sea has both, so much so that more or less all of the planet’s offshore wind farms are located there.[read more]

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Scotland Chooses Wind Energy Over Trump's Golf Course

March 28, 2013 by Jesse Parent

This week, the government of Scotland decided to go ahead with a large scale offshore wind farm in Aberdeen, in spite of personal and business motivated pleas from Donald Trump.[read more]

Wind vs. Nuclear Energy in the UK: A Question of Scale

March 21, 2013 by Robert Wilson
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nuclear energy in the UK

The UK government has just given planning approval for the first new nuclear power plant in almost 20 years, and someone wanted to know how many windfarms would be needed to generate the same amount of power?[read more]

Debunking Claim that Wind Energy Increases Emissions

March 18, 2013 by Robert Wilson
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wind energy emissions

“Wind farms do not reduce emissions.” A commonly used talking point by those opposed to wind farms. The gist of this argument is that wind farms have an average capacity factor of 25%.[read more]

Maryland's Landmark Offshore Wind Legislation

March 12, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

offshore wind energy

Maryland's state legislature has passed Governor O'Malley's signature clean energy initiative to install 200MW of offshore wind capacity and kickstart the state's clean energy industry.[read more]

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New Maryland Legislation Will Drive Offshore Wind Energy Development

March 11, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

At least 200 megawatts of offshore wind energy will soon be built off the shores of Maryland, thanks to new legislation passed this week by the state senate, now on its way to the governor.[read more]

Offshore Wind Energy Grows in Great Lakes, But Not in Ontario

March 10, 2013 by Tyler Hamilton
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offshore wind energy

The power crunch will come. Offshore wind, responsibly developed and set back far enough from the shore, could be an important part of Ontario’s clean energy mix.[read more]