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More On New York’s Self-Inflicted Energy Crunch

As I have noted many times before, this whole green energy thing is all just so much talk until the point hits where energy shortages start to emerge or consumer prices begin to soar. At that point, the people will…

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My record on environmental issues | Letter

Your article (Guardian climate score: how did your MP do?, 11 October) notes that “the approach used has certain limitations”. In fact it is massively flawed in its methods, and misleading and partial as a result. It takes just 16…

Can America’s First Floating Wind Farm Help Open Deeper Water to Clean Energy?

The floating turbines off Maine’s coast could be operational b y 2022.  The technology could be a model for other states with deep waters, and deep local opposition. The state with perhaps the greatest untapped potential for harnessing its ocean…

New Jersey More Than Doubles Offshore Wind Target To 7.5 Gigawatts By 2035

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order this week enshrining an increase to the state’s offshore wind energy target, increasing it from 3,500 megawatts (MW) by 2030 to 7,500 MW by 2035. 

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Offshore wind companies team up to appease fishing industry

Five offshore wind developers released a joint plan this morning to coordinate turbine placement in the shallow waters off New England, in a bid to ease fishermen’s concerns and win over federal regulators.

Boris Johnson Promises 40 Gigawatts Of Offshore Wind For UK By 2030

The United Kingdom’s current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has promised to deliver even more offshore wind power if his Conservative Party are returned to power in the country’s impromptu election to be held December 12, promising to increase the 2030 offshore wind target from 30 gigawatts (GW) to 40 GW. 

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ENERGY TRANSITIONS: Top climate hawk bashes first big offshore wind project

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a leading advocate for climate action, has been critical of a proposed 85-turbine project that would reduce emissions in Massachusetts. Whitehouse, a Democrat, says his state of Rhode Island has set a better example for how to build offshore wind facilities.

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future – The New York Times

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are spreading far more quickly around the world than many experts had predicted. But this rapid…

What if wind farms could power the world?

An international agency that once brushed off the potential of wind energy has become one its biggest supporters. The International Energy Agency (IEA) released a special report on wind power, saying that with continued improvements in technology and support from…