Offshore wind


Clean Energy in 2018: Here’s What to Expect

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

While the year 2017 is one I don’t mind seeing in the rear view mirror (and I’ve got colleagues that would agree), in the field of clean energy we made a whole lot o’ progress. A new year, if I’ve done my math right, means 12 more months to move the ball forward on clean energy. Here are a few things I’ll be keeping my eyes on as we traverse the length of 2018.

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The Next Big Step in Massachusetts Offshore Wind: The Bids are in

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Something big to celebrate in the world of US offshore wind as 2017 winds down: We’ve just hit the deadline for proposals to build the first projects in response to Massachusetts’ pioneering 2016 energy diversity law. And the responses from the three holders of offshore wind leases off Massachusetts are in.

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Photo: Erika Spanger-Siegfried/UCS

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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