Offshore wind


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Record-Smashing Auction Sets America on Course for Offshore Wind

There can be no more doubt on the promise of American offshore wind energy after Friday’s record-smashing federal auction of 390,000 acres of water far south of Martha’s Vineyard. A forlorn area that attracted no bids in 2015 from investors frustrated over the collapse of Cape Wind is now the Cinderella of energy, going in three parcels for a combined $405.1 million.

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Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
Photo: Derrick Jackson
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Ørsted, Deepwater Wind: Are Offshore Wind Mergers Good for Us?

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

Last week saw offshore wind giant Ørsted complete its acquisition of local star Deepwater Wind. Is that a good thing?

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Offshore Wind in 2018: Four Takeaways

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

The annual US offshore wind conference last week was full of energy and enthusiasm (and people—with the largest crowd I’ve seen at one of these in quite a while). The optimism was clear and, importantly, seemed justified. Here are four big takeaways for me about what’s coming for offshore wind.

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A Stunningly Low Price for Offshore Wind: Massachusetts Moves Forward

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

When the winning bid for Massachusetts’s first request for offshore wind proposals was revealed recently, it was a whole lot lower than any of us had imagined. That matters now, and for years to come.

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Massachusetts Clean Energy Bill 2018: Continuing the Journey

, senior energy analyst, Clean Energy

On Massachusetts’ journey toward a clean, fair, and affordable energy future, the energy bill that just passed is an important waystation. But it can’t be an endpoint—not by a long shot, and not even for the near term; we need to get right back on the trail. So here are the successes to celebrate, the shortcomings to acknowledge, and why we need to saddle up for next year.

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