Nine East Coast Governors Send Letter to President Biden Urging Continued Prioritization of Offshore Wind

Last week, the Governors of Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia sent a letter to President Biden urging continued prioritization of offshore wind and announcing their intention to collaborate across states to meet collective clean energy targets.

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Commentary: It’s off to the races for offshore wind

The curtain has risen on a new era of our energy system, and this year the spotlight is on offshore wind. Recently, the offshore wind developer Vineyard Wind received approval for the United States’ very first utility-scale offshore wind farm. Not only that, but the Biden administration has unveiled its initiative to reach 30 gigawatts of offshore wind deployed by 2030, demonstrating its commitment to significantly ramping up the nation’s offshore wind efforts and timeline. This is nothing short of historic, and this decision just might fling the door open to offshore wind reaching its potential in the United States.

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Offshore wind holds promise for vulnerable bird populations

As conservation organizations that are committed to the protection of birds and the ecosystems they need to survive, we support the responsible development of offshore wind, because it is essential to addressing the threats climate change poses not only to people but also to birds and other wildlife.

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New Hampshire should embrace an offshore wind future

Last month’s celebration of Earth Day provided an opportunity to reflect upon how to build a stronger economic future for New Hampshire’s citizens based on a clean-energy future. The solutions to the crises of mass unemployment and economic inequality can play a key role in protecting New Hampshire communities from the threat of rising seas, droughts, and extreme weather caused by climate change.

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Biden Administration Issues Final Approval for Vineyard Wind Project

Biden Administration Issues Final Approval for Vineyard Wind Project

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration took an important step forward for climate action. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued the Record of Decision for Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind project. With this final approval, Vineyard Wind should be able to move forward with construction this year and begin providing clean, affordable power to Massachusetts in 2023.

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Why environment and labor groups are hopeful about Maine’s offshore wind prospects

This Earth Day, we are both feeling hopeful about Maine’s climate and economic future. The development of offshore wind energy in the Gulf of Maine represents a tremendous economic, environmental, and community development opportunity for our state. The prospect of wind turbines right outside our visual but within our economic horizon, simultaneously propelling us into a better climate and clean energy jobs future, is something to celebrate.

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The real work begins now on climate change

The real work begins now on climate change

This Spring, as flowers and trees begin to bloom in New England, our clean energy industry is also ready to blossom after decades of delays and setbacks. Last month Gov. Charlie Baker signed one of the strongest climate bills in the nation, committing to reduce emissions 50 percent by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

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Op-ed: Offshore wind procurement should use ‘Massport model’

This May, the Baker Administration will release a request for proposals (RFP) for enough offshore wind energy to power over 800,000 Massachusetts homes — one in three. The selected project will represent a capital investment of between $4-5 Billion. And this is just the beginning. By 2050, Massachusetts policymakers expect offshore wind will power half of our electric grid.

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3 Massachusetts myths about offshore wind

3 Massachusetts myths about offshore wind

Massachusetts made headlines a few years ago when it secured the nation’s first large-scale procurement of offshore wind, the 800-megawatt Vineyard Wind project. The Commonwealth was leading the way, planning on developing 3,200 megawatts in total, recognizing the potential of offshore wind to address its carbon reduction goals while catalyzing a new industry and growing well-paying clean energy jobs and extending economic opportunity from Cape Ann to Cape Cod.

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Lunch & Learn: The Economic Potential of Offshore Wind

Join us for a Lunch & Learn with The Alliance for Business Leadership on Apr 12, 2021 at 12:00 PM to understand the potential that investing in offshore wind will unlock in the Massachusetts economy, workforce, and climate.

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Broad coalition applauds Biden Administration offshore wind moves, signaling united support for responsible development

Today, a broad coalition of business, community, environmental, and labor groups issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of new leasing, funding, and development goals to accelerate and deploy offshore wind energy and jobs.

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Governor Baker Signs Massachusetts’ Next Generation Roadmap Climate Bill

Governor Baker Signs Massachusetts’ Next Generation Roadmap Climate Bill

Governor Baker’s signature of the Next Generation Roadmap climate bill is a big win for climate action and clean energy. With additional offshore wind procurements in this sweeping legislation, Massachusetts is now set to develop 5,600 megawatts (MW) of this carbon-free, affordable, local resource.

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