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Now is the time: Renewable energy opportunities before mid-term elections

The renewable energy industry has a small window of time to make major strides before the mid-term elections, when all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 seats in the Senate will be contested. A slim majority in both look favorable for the renewable sector.




Report to policymakers: 'Remove barriers' and 'go big' on offshore wind off Cape Cod

Environmental organizations from Massachusetts, Maine, and Rhode Island released a report in March outlining what they see as the enormous potential for offshore wind power to help the region and the nation reach carbon reduction goals in the energy sector. The report calls for policymakers to remove barriers to industry growth and promote clean energy.


Maine: New dual-use solar project in Rockport combines clean energy and blueberry farming

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is partnering with BlueWave Solar and Navisun on a project that will serve as an educational model for agrivoltaic endeavors. This "dual-use" project won't take up space for just one purpose, as the solar panels will be installed on a wild blueberry field to promote both clean energy and farming.


Rhode Island governor signs 'Act On Climate' into law

The Act on Climate will make reductions in planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions mandatory in the state and hold government legally accountable for meeting a net-zero goal in 2050 as well as interim targets along the way.


State bets on renewable energy with shift in investment strategy

Wind and solar projects will make up a bigger portion of Connecticut’s investments under a shift in strategy announced today by state Treasurer Shawn Wooden. The state has committed $100 million in what is Connecticut’s first purely focused on renewable energy, Wooden said.


Northeast governors need Biden to deliver on offshore wind

Northeast governors built their climate agendas on the promise of offshore wind, which has the potential to slash greenhouse gas emissions, create union jobs, and breathe billions of dollars into rusting ports along the Atlantic. The only problem: They’ll need help from Washington to realize their goals.


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