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South Carolina Blazes Energy Independence Trail

This blog was co-authored by Toni Reale and Simon Mahan The atmosphere at Clemson University's groundbreaking ceremony for their new Drive Train Testing Facility yesterday was truly electric. Roughly 300 elected officials,…

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Support Offshore Wind Power

Even though the Southeast can play a major role in the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry, our region tends to play second fiddle to the Northeast or even the Great…

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Offshore Wind Collaboration, Cooperation and Competition

Yesterday was the final day at the American Wind Energy Association's first North American Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Over the past couple of days, the conference provided…

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Offshore Wind: 1,200 Green Jobs in Atlantic City

I'm at the American Wind Energy Association's first North American Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition in Atlantic City, New Jersey. As I drove into the land of casinos, the five onshore wind…

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Offshore Wind An American Opportunity

Offshore wind energy has been getting a lot of attention lately - and rightfully so. With more than 4,000 gigawatts of capacity potential in all U.S. waters, offshore wind represents a huge…

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Dams in the desert, windmills in the doldrums, biopower in the Berkshires

Two weeks ago, the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences released a report “Biomass Sustainability and Carbon Policy.”  I'd been looking forward to reading the study, based on the caliber of authors and…

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Copenhagen Close-up: How Offshore Wind is Powering a Nation

This blogpost was co-authored by Rita Kilpatrick and Brandon Blevins Imagine a society that draws on the power of the wind to generate a significant portion of its electricity.  I’m seeing firsthand…

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Live in Copenhagen: Turbines, Thousands and Tutu

Today marks the end of Week One of the Copenhagen Climate Negotiations and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's first day on the ground.  Within minutes of landing, I saw dozens of…

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Major Step for Wind Power in the Southeast

This post was co-authored by Dr. Stephen Smith and Toni Reale, SACE's coastal program coordinator. On Monday, November 23rd the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $45 million under the American Recovery and…

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Yes, there is renewable energy in the southeast

This blog was written by John D. Wilson, former Deputy Director for Regulatory Policy at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.