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New Jersey Governor Murphy Announces Nation’s Largest Offshore Wind Target

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Last week, Governor Phil Murphy announced plans to develop 3.5 gigawatts of wind power off the coast of New Jersey by 2030, joining officials in a number of states, mostly in the east, who have committed to promoting the nascent … Continue reading

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Cuomo Unveils Environmental Agenda in State of the State Address

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In his State of the State Address this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a range of new proposals aimed at deepening the state’s commitment to renewable energy and pollution-reduction programs. Here is a brief summary: RGGI: Cuomo will … Continue reading

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NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Deal to Close Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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The Indian Point Nuclear Plant will close in four years, more than a decade ahead of schedule, a deal that “eliminates a major risk” to the safety of New Yorkers, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in his State of the State … Continue reading

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First-in-the-Nation Offshore Wind Farm Comes Online in Rhode Island

By Rona Cohen Last week, America’s first offshore wind farm, a 30-megawatt project situated off the coast of Block Island, Rhode Island, began to deliver electricity into the New England Power grid. Proponents of the industry hope the pilot will … Continue reading

First North American Offshore Wind Turbine Launched in Maine Waters

Photo courtesy of Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine

Photo courtesy of Advanced Structures and Composites Center, University of Maine

By Rona Cohen

Last Friday, the Gulf of Maine became host to North America’s first grid-connected offshore wind turbine, as part of a performance test  for an innovative floating technology that proponents hope will advance an industry that has struggled to gain a foothold in this country. Continue reading

Ten Companies Propose Wind Development off Massachusetts Coast

Ten companies have expressed interest in developing wind farms in a large swath of federal waters off the coast of Massachusetts that is considered to be the biggest offshore wind planning area along the Eastern Seaboard, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEA) announced on Monday. Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Industry Says Progress Hinges on State, Federal Policies

By Rona Cohen Proponents of offshore wind development say the clean power source could transform the energy economy of the Atlantic Seaboard, although formidable cost and regulatory barriers continue to hamper progress here. At an industry conference sponsored by the … Continue reading