The development of offshore wind farms took another halting step forward Thursday with the federal approval of a research facility off Virginia’s coast to test wind turbines in a harsh open seas environment. The decision clears the way for the construction of two 6-megawatt turbines 27 miles off Virginia Beach on the outer continental shelf, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Abigail Ross Hopper said in a statement.
Rather than sit back and let the costs of climate change pile up, thousands of businesses are doing something about it. In the process, we are creating enormous economic opportunities in cities and countries around the world. In the United States alone, renewable energy projects attracted $52 billion in investment in 2014.
The national nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) today released its latest quarterly clean energy jobs report showing that nearly 10,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced nationwide between April and June. The jobs were announced at nearly 40 projects across 22 states.