Offshore wind


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Key Messages on US Offshore Wind, in 5 New Quotes

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The annual offshore wind conference of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week felt even more energized (and energizing) than usual, now that we have offshore wind turbines actually spinning in US waters. Here are five takeaways in quotes from conference speakers that capture where we find ourselves at this moment in clean energy history. Read more >

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Block Island Wind Farm. Photo: E. Spanger-Siegfried

Up Close with America’s New Renewable Energy: Experiencing the Now-ness of Offshore Wind

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

On a recent clear day, colleagues and I hopped on a boat for a look at our nation’s energy future. From right up close, offshore wind turbines make quite an impression. The biggest impression, though? That the future of energy… is actually right now.

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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 >

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