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11/16/2018

The National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium -- a federally funded nonprofit administered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority -- has released a report outlining several areas to focus on as the US scales offshore wind research and development. The consortium "is a symbol for the rest of the world that the US is serious about establishing a leadership position in the rapidly growing global offshore wind industry," NYSERDA President and CEO Alicia Barton says.

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11/16/2018

Voters used the midterm elections to select leaders who are focused on ending climate change and doing it, in part, with the use of wind and other clean energy sources, writes governor-elect and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M. "By embracing clean energy across the country, we can create more and better jobs, protect the air our children breathe and the water they drink, and keep electricity more stable over time," she writes.

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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
11/16/2018

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has filed a draft plan for developing tracts of ocean space off the coast of New York and New Jersey. It says that the New York Bight region could support an installed offshore wind capacity up to 9.6 gigawatts.

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WorkBoat
11/16/2018

Invenergy took the next step to advanced its Number Three Wind project in New York on Wednesday when it hosted an information session to gather input and share details with the public. Manager of Renewable Development Marguerite Wells explained how the project would coexist with Fort Drum.

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11/16/2018

Wind turbines are responsible for a much smaller share of bird deaths than building glass, cats and other causes related to humans, contrary to misconceptions spread by President Donald Trump and others, writes Jack Clarke, director of public policy and government relations at Mass Audubon. Wind and other clean energy sources can mitigate a much more serious threat to birds -- climate change, he writes.

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President Donald Trump
11/16/2018

Denmark-based engineering and environmental science specialist COWI has signed a consultancy contract with Vineyard Wind, expanding its footprint in the US and the state of Massachusetts. It says it hopes to be involved in the construction of 10 gigawatts worth of installed offshore wind capacity.

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Vineyard Wind, Cowi
11/16/2018

The Madison County Board of Commissioners in Nebraska has lifted a moratorium barring new wind development and passed new regulations that are tighter in some ways. Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning expressed support for the industry and its ongoing cost declines.

11/16/2018

Royal Canin has teamed up with international recycling company TerraCycle on recyclable packaging for the company's product line. Consumers can use prepaid shipping labels to send empty packaging to TerraCycle, earning points toward gifts or cash donations to charitable causes.

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Royal Canin, TerraCycle
11/16/2018

The North Face has re-introduced its ThermoBall Eco jackets, which now are made with recycled insulation and recycled polyester fabric. The launch follows the creation of The North Face Renewed line, which offers refurbished apparel online to improve product life spans.

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The North Face
11/16/2018

The US Energy Department has awarded Rhode Island-based Aquanis $3.5 million to research and develop new technology to increase wind turbine efficiency. "Aquanis is committed to helping the wind industry continue the historic improvement in turbine technology, which is key to reducing the cost of wind energy and increasing wind penetration in the grid energy market," founder and CEO Neal Fine says.

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