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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

We must have hit a nerve somewhere, because our opponents are bringing forward a country music phenom turned energy expert who says our song won't play. Lance Brown, executive director of the…