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A Great Day for Offshore Wind: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey All Go Big

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Offshore wind power is a powerful, plentiful resource, but that doesn’t mean that it’s been a slam dunk in terms of getting it into the US electricity mix. Movement forward on offshore wind in three different states, though, made yesterday a day to celebrate. Read more >

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Imágenes satelitales de Puerto Rico por la noche antes y después del huracán María.
Puerto Rico a oscuras después de María.

¿Ignora la PREPA sus compromisos y los beneficios de la energía renovable?

, energy analyst

Resulta inverosímil que Walter Higgins, director ejecutivo de la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica de Puerto Rico (PREPA, por sus siglas en inglés), afirmara la semana pasada ante el Senado de Puerto Rico que la energía renovable es un terreno “totalmente desconocido” para su entidad. ¿Quiere esto decir que la PREPA ha ignorado por completo el compromiso de energía limpia que adquirió desde el año 2010? Ofrezco 4 puntos que encuentro imprescindible que Higgins entienda sobre el pasado y el futuro de la energía en PR y más allá. Read more >

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A New Tailwind for Clean Energy, 15 Miles Offshore

, president

The Cape Wind project crashed and burned. Not this one. Read more >

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Wait—Offshore Wind Offers HOW Much Power? Use This Calculator…

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

What does 400 megawatts actually mean? Read more >

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California Could Pass Innovative Legislation on Key Climate, Energy and Transportation Issues

, Western states policy manager

California has a well-earned reputation as a world leader in promoting clean energy and other solutions to climate change. However, as anyone paying attention to the climate crisis knows, we have far more work to do. Fortunately, the California Legislature is considering many bills in 2018 that would further address climate change. With three and half months until the Legislature adjourns for the year, UCS is working with lawmakers to make progress on a suite of policy prescriptions to promote renewable energy, clean transportation, and better preparedness for climate change impacts. Read more >

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