Biden Admin Supercharges CA’s Offshore Wind Hopes

Biden Admin Supercharges CA’s Offshore Wind Hopes

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Despite having 840 miles of coastline, engineering challenges, regulatory hurdles, and concerns about turbines’ impact on wildlife have prevented offshore wind from flourishing in California’s waters.  But now less than a month after approving the nation’s first offshore wind project in Massachusetts, the White House announced it has identified an […]

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In Scotland’s Stormiest Waters, Offshore Wind Is Thriving

In Scotland’s Stormiest Waters, Offshore Wind Is Thriving

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer The world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland is breaking records for energy output. Three years after installing the offshore turbines in the rough North Sea waters 15 miles off the coast of Aberdeen, it’s the UK’s best-performing wind farm with the highest average “capacity factor” […]

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New Bladeless Turbines Causing Good Vibrations In Clean Energy World

New Bladeless Turbines Causing Good Vibrations In Clean Energy World

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer When most people envision a wind turbine they picture a tall metal structure with spinning blades. Yet Madrid-based energy company Vortex is seeking to expand the perception of what turbines can look like. The startup has introduced a new turbine design that removes the blades entirely. These turbines are […]

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Wind Energy Company in the Business of Saving Condors

Wind Energy Company in the Business of Saving Condors

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer The world desperately needs more sources of emissions-free energy, yet as these power sources are brought online, we must also contend with their impact on animals and ecosystems. In California, government officials are trying to rescue California condors, which are critically endangered, from being killed by the blades of […]

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Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

Texas Governor Signs Retaliatory Order In Response to Biden Climate Action

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed his own executive order last Thursday in response to President Joe Biden’s executive orders on climate change aimed at transitioning the U.S. away from fossil fuel use and toward a clean energy economy, pause drilling on federal lands, and targeting federal fossil fuel subsidies. […]

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First US Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Delayed Yet Again

First US Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Delayed Yet Again

by Natasha Lasky, ODP Contributing Writer A plan to build the first utility-scale offshore wind project near Cape Cod— The Vineyard Wind project— has been delayed once again. The project has been delayed over a year as the federal government has requested increasingly rigorous permits.  A final permit for the Vineyard Wind project had been […]

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