15 Jul '11, 4am

Offshore wind in NJ could generate 92% of the state's electricity: Thanks RGGI!

If you had a program that reduced pollution as it lowered energy bills, created jobs and injected hundreds of millions of dollars into the state economy, would you toss it out the window? Probably not. But that’s what New Jersey’s tough-talking, politically ambitious governor, Chris Christie, intends to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative . RGGI is an agreement among 10 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states to reduce global-warming pollution, cut energy costs for consumers and businesses, and create jobs that can’t be shipped overseas. Thank goodness New Jersey’s state legislators are determined to keep these benefits flowing to their constituents. Earlier this month, after Christie announced his plan to pull New Jersey out of RGGI, both the Assembly and Senate affirmed that the Garden State belongs in the compact. The Governor called RGGI “a tax” that “makes no ...

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Koch brothers declare war on offshore wind: via @grist

Koch brothers declare war on offshore wind: via...

grist.org 15 Jul '11, 7pm

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renewableenergyworld.com 14 Jul '11, 4pm

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nrdc.org 15 Jul '11, 1pm

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Google’s Offshore Windmills

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green-blog.org 16 Jul '11, 3pm

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treehugger.com 13 Jul '11, 9pm

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cleantechnica.com 13 Jul '11, 6am

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ewea.org 15 Jul '11, 12am

The EWEA report sets out targets for the amount of wind power the industry expects to be able to deliver in 2020, 2030 and...

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Thanks Legislators, Higher Energy Bills Are on ...

globalwarming.org 17 Jul '11, 1pm

The price of everything is going up and much of the increase can be traced back to energy costs. With unemployment high an...

10 Wind Energy News Stories {Weekly Round-Up}

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cleantechnica.com 13 Jul '11, 9pm

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David Legates Asked To Step Down As Delaware State Climatologist

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desmogblog.com 14 Jul '11, 5pm

"Your views on climate change, as I understand them, are not aligned with those of my administration. In light of my posit...

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businessgreen.com 12 Jul '11, 5pm

The government has set its sights on slashing the costs of offshore wind, aiming to deliver as much as 18GW of energy capa...

Cape Wind and Offshore Wind Power Generation

environmentalleader.com 06 Jul '11, 3pm

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greentechmedia.com 08 Jul '11, 12pm

Because offshore wind remains a priority for the federal government, Jim Lanard, President of the Offshore Wind Developmen...

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mnn.com 13 Jul '11, 4am

After several attempts to reach out to Google to remedy the situation, the search engine giant is now on the case — the na...

The Clean Energy Mantra

green.blogs.nytimes.com 11 Jul '11, 11am

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