Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

For me, the study reinforces my conviction that bioenergy can be done badly and become a threat to diversity, or that it can also be done well and reduce risks to biodiversity—and can even help improve wildlife habitat in some cases. The difference between doing bioenergy well or badly is the enactment of policy—some speed limits and stop signs, if you will—that insist that bioenergy be done well, including the protection of biodiversity.

NWF Releases New Report in Support of Offshore Wind Energy

Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation, SACE and over 45 partner organizations issued a new report, The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife & Secure America’s Energy Future. This report looks at several aspects of offshore wind development, including the environmental and economic benefits, the […]

Obama Administration Hits the Accelerator for Responsible Offshore Wind Development

Last week, on Thursday, February 2, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Obama Administration is green-lighting the process for offshore wind leasing along the Mid-Atlantic coast. We applaud the Obama Administration for taking this much-needed step to jump start offshore wind development in the United States and look forward to supporting similar […]

Overwhelming Support May Not Be Enough for Offshore Wind

This week, Simon Mahan attended the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition’s conference on offshore wind energy in Baltimore, Md. This is the second of a series of three blogs from the conference. Read the previous post: Southern Jobs for Offshore Wind Energy. I attended the American Wind Energy Association/Offshore Wind Development Coalition’s Offshore Wind […]