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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

June 28, 2013

After much delay, offshore wind power set to sail

By: Alex Guillen, Politico  •    •  Posted 2013-06-28 11:59:35

It’s been 12 years since the first offshore U.S. wind farm was proposed for the Massachusetts Nantucket Sound, but so far, not a single turbine has been put up. The struggles to get the Cape Wind project built stand in stark contrast to the torrid growth of the U.S.’s onshore wind industry — and the success of offshore wind in Europe. But now advocates are pointing to recent developments that they say show the offshore wind industry is on the cusp of turning into a full-force gale. [ read more … ]

Growth of clean power a ‘bright spot’ in otherwise bleak global energy trends

Nathanael Massey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2013-06-28 10:18:01

Within the next three years, renewable power could surpass natural gas as the second most prevalent source of electricity generation globally, behind only coal, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency. Hydropower accounts for about four-fifths of renewable generation and will continue to dominate the world’s renewable portfolio into the foreseeable future, according to the IEA’s “Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report” for 2013. But the gains made by the sector as a whole come from other sources of clean energy, particularly onshore wind. [ read more … ]

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