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View of empty beach with wooden fishing pier going out into Atlantic Ocean at sunset in New Jersey

New Jersey Offshore Wind Projects Face Opposition

Local critics of Gov. Phil Murphy’s plan to install hundreds of wind turbines off the New Jersey coast plan to sue the state to stop or delay the projects, citing aesthetic, environmental, and economic concerns.

February 23, 2023 - Governing

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U.S. Renewables To Outpace Coal and Nuclear in 2022

The production of renewable energy in the United States is on track to surpass other energy sources this year, but the nation must maintain record high production levels to meet its climate goals.

November 28, 2022 - Scientific American

Offshore wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind off Walney Island in the Irish Sea

Offshore Wind Energy Faces Challenges on West Coast

Unique geography and high costs have stymied offshore wind energy production in California, but new incentives and innovations could soon make it more accessible.

October 11, 2022 - OC Register

Wind turbines on farm in Paulding County, Ohio

Ohio Counties Can Now Ban Renewable Energy Projects

A new state law allows counties to deny wind and solar projects in their jurisdictions, and at least ten counties have already moved to implement bans.

August 26, 2022 - Cleveland Scene

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Proposed Offshore Wind Project Could Be the West Coast’s Largest

If approved, the plan to build a 2,000-megawatt facility off the coast of Washington State would be a milestone for floating offshore wind production in the United States.

April 12, 2022 - Energy Wire

Texas Wind

Renewable Energy as a Political Issue

Texas leads the country in wind energy production, but it, and other conservative states, continue to resist efforts to promote the switch to renewables.

April 3, 2022 - The Atlantic

Offshore wind turbines at Barrow Offshore Wind off Walney Island in the Irish Sea

Northern California Port Seeks Offshore Wind Lease

The Port of Humboldt has proposed a plan to modernize its facilities to accommodate offshore wind energy production, hoping to stimulate the local economy and create sustainable jobs.

January 11, 2022 - Inside Climate News

Offshore Wind Turbine

Offshore Wind Zone Proposed for the East Coast

A "priority offshore wind zone" between Long Island and New Jersey could accelerate permits and help the industry gain a foothold in the United States.

April 1, 2021 - The New York Times

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

GE's Massive Offshore Wind Turbine Makes Waves in the Industry

With a diameter longer than two football fields, a new wind turbine design promises to revolutionize the wind energy industry.

January 6, 2021 - The New York Times

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Majority of Power in the U.K. Generated by Wind for the First Time

Wind power generated 50.67 percent of the U.K.’s energy supply on one day in December, marking a major milestone in the history of renewable energy.

January 6, 2021 - The Hill

Texas Wind

Energy Company NextEra Briefly Overtakes Exxon as Most Valuable U.S. Energy Company

The market is ready for carbon-neutral companies to redefine global reliance on natural gas. But not all clean energy producers are carbon-neutral.

December 6, 2020 - Quartz

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The U.S. Passed a Clean Energy Stimulus in 2009—Can the Same Happen in 2020?

The Obama-era American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 funded clean energy and created jobs during the Great Recession. Will clean energy be considered in a future stimulus bill to mitigate economic strain cased by the coronavirus pandemic?

April 17, 2020 - Los Angeles Times

Texas Wind Power

Trump Tilts at Windmills

The media raised their collective eyebrows at statements made by President Trump about wind energy at an event this week.

December 24, 2019 - The Hill


New Jersey Power Company Goes Carbon-Free

PSEG, the largest and oldest power company in New Jersey, pledges to completely eliminate its carbon emissions by 2050.

August 1, 2019 - CNN

renewable Energy

Offshore Wind Energy Blowing Up in the United States

The U.S. offshore wind industry has gained momentum in the past year and a half.

May 28, 2018 - Vox

Wind Turbines

The Advancements and Challenges Affecting Wind Turbine Implementation

Airborne wind turbines and batteries are just two technological advancements pushing the next generation of wind energy.

September 25, 2017 - Kayla Matthews

Texas Wind

Rural U.S. Turning On to Wind Power

Rural counties and cities around the United States are figuring out that it pays to do business with renewable energy companies.

September 7, 2017 - The Wall Street Journal


Of 11 Offshore Wind Energy Farms in the World, Only One Is in the U.S.

Though the United States is lagging other parts of the world in offshore wind energy capacity, that trend could be set to change in the coming decade.

September 2, 2017 - Smart Cities Dive

Silicon Valley

Clean Energy's Impact on Public Health

Because of the coal power it displaces, solar and wind energy generated in the Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest has an outsized impact.

August 21, 2017 - Vox

Harney County

Environmentalists Defeat Wind Energy Project in Southeast Oregon

Plans for a wind energy facility have been vacated after environmentalists successfully challenged the environmental review for the project.

April 21, 2017 - AP via The Oregonian

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