Offshore wind


Why Does the Cost of Offshore Wind Keep Dropping?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The latest costs for new offshore wind farms are mighty impressive. How come offshore wind costs just keeps going down? Read more >

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Offshore Oil vs. Offshore Wind: Guess Where the Action Really Is

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

There’s plenty of energy off our coasts. Too bad the Trump Administration is looking the wrong way. Read more >

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Year in Review: How 8 States Made 2016 a Huge Year for Clean Energy

, policy analyst, Clean Energy

With the Clean Power Plan’s future up in the air, and concerns about how science might fare given the recent election results, some may think 2016 wasn’t a great year for clean energy.  However, lots of great state level policies were passed — some with bipartisan support—and there’s even some good news on the national front. Read more >

Photo: Mark Jurrens (Wikimedia)
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The latest thing in energy: the Block Island Wind Farm. Photo: John Rogers

Unleash the Ocean Winds: 3 Signs that Offshore Wind Energy Has Arrived in the US

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

UPDATE (Dec. 16, 1:34 pm EST): The intense bidding is finally over! After a marathon session that spilled into a second day, and 33 rounds (!) of bidding, the winner of the New York offshore wind area lease is Statoil Wind US. The $42.5 million winning price is by far the highest amount paid in any of the dozen auctions to date, and a real vote of confidence in the future of offshore wind in the US. Exciting times indeed.

It’s been quite a week for offshore wind in the US—new leases, new deals, and the first-ever offshore wind electrons in the Western Hemisphere. Read more >

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First Offshore Wind in the Western Hemisphere, Right Off Our Shores. What Does it Mean?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Last week I took my son and friends to behold a brand new energy source that has sprung up just off the coast: the first offshore wind turbines in the United States—actually, the first anywhere in the Americas. This is a moment worth savoring, and definitely worth sharing with the next generation. Read more >

John Rogers
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