Wind Power

Press Releases
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.

Ocean Planning: The Path Forward for Deepwater Wind
by Tricia Jedele

Thomas Edison, in his quest to produce a reliable, long-lasting source of light said, “Hell, there are no rules here, we’re trying to accomplish something.” As environmental advocates we are constantly battling against this idea that rules and process delay progress and chill innovation. As advocates for ocean planning, we have argued that just the…

A Danish Lesson for New England about the Power of Wind
by Seth Kaplan

There was a moment about ten years ago when the building of wind energy facilities, and in particular offshore wind farms, was just getting going in Europe and it appeared that the United States, and New England in particular, would not be far behind.  The Horns Rev project in Denmark was brand new and the…

Disclosure of Maine Offshore Wind Bid Means the PUC Got it Right
by Ivy Frignoca

Earlier this month debate was sparked when Maine Aqua Ventis (MAV) submitted a proposal, to develop an offshore wind farm, to the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC). MAV, a University of Maine consortium, sought to keep the terms of its proposal confidential unlike previous bids for the project. Seeing this confidentiality as unfair, CLF and…

Press Releases
Leading Non-Profit Organizations and Concerned Citizens Voice Support For a Loan Guarantee for Cape Wind
by Ben Carmichael

From California to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod, nearly twelve hundred people joined together over the past week to voice their support for Cape Wind’s clean, renewable energy and to oppose the ongoing delays depriving our country of its first offshore wind project. Their comments were directed at the Department of Energy (DOE), which was seeking the public’s input as the agency considers a federal loan guarantee for Cape Wind. The immediate issue before DOE is whether to accept the project’s Final Environmental Impact Statement in its consideration of the loan. The rigorous environmental review has been deemed more than adequate by the country’s leading national, regional and local environmental organizations, including Greenpeace, the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Mass Audubon, Conservation Law Foundation and more.