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The ISO’s Big Mistake: Not Counting Renewable Energy
by Jerry Elmer

On October 3, 2014, the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) voted overwhelmingly not to support the ISO’s forecast of New England electricity load for an upcoming year.  CLF is a member of NEPOOL, and strongly supported the NEPOOL action.  NEPOOL’s action is both very important and very surprising, but the story is complicated and requires…

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Report: Rhode Island Leads Atlantic Coast States in Drive to Tap Offshore Wind Energy
by Jason Shemenski

Rhode Island is a leader in the race to reap the environmental and economic benefits from offshore wind, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation, Catching the Wind: State Actions Needed to Seize the Golden Opportunity of Atlantic Offshore Wind Power. The report, cosponsored by Conservation Law Foundation, Environment Rhode Island and the Environmental Council of Rhode Island (ECRI), compares the actions by Atlantic Coast states toward progress on offshore wind, and Rhode Island ranks in the top tier for its commitment making offshore wind a reality. The report also contains a new analysis showing how the strong, consistent winds offshore can provide power to Rhode Island – bringing down energy costs and local pollution.

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Conservation Law Foundation Statement On US Interior Secretary Jewell’s Offshore Wind Auction Announcement: Meaningful Leap Forward To Seize Unparalleled Opportunity
by Jason Shemenski

In response to US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s announcement today at the Wind Technology Testing Center in Charlestown, Mass., regarding the launch of the process for auctioning 742,000 acres for offshore wind project sites, Conservation Law Foundation issued the following statement:

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An Historic Night! Rhode Island Stands Up to Be Counted With Approval of Its First Offshore Wind Project
by Tricia Jedele

Last night was an historic night in Rhode Island! The State of Rhode Island made its unanimous voice heard in a vote that is certain to be heard around the country. Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) approved Deepwater Wind’s application to build the Block Island Wind Farm and Block Island Transmission System. By…

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Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site
by Jason Shemenski

A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind today announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed off the Rhode Island and Massachusetts coasts.

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May 7 Teleconference: Leading Conservation Organizations and Deepwater Wind to Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site
by Jason Shemenski

On Wednesday, May 7, Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Deepwater Wind will hold a media teleconference to announce an agreement to implement additional protections for marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale.