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Brandi Colander, NRDC alum, New York

Brandi Colander

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Posted April 3, 2012 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, The Media and the Environment

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In partnership with Facebook  and Opower, today NRDC launched an application (app) that enables people to share and compare their energy use and – even better – take easy steps to cut their home energy costs. Energy efficiency is a...continued

2011 Renewable Energy Markets Conference

Posted November 21, 2011 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment

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The 2011 Renewable Energy Markets (“REM”) conference in San Francisco, hosted by the Center for Resource Solutions (“CRS”), highlighted some of the most cutting edge issues and stakeholders in the renewable energy space thus far. With 26 sessions and over...continued

Plugging in the Power of Social Networking

Posted October 14, 2011 by Brandi Colander in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, The Media and the Environment

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Today, NRDC joined forces with Facebook and Opower to launch a landmark initiative designed to kick energy efficiency up a notch. Seizing upon the potential for social networking to influence people’s energy use and behavior, our organizations are working together...continued

Federal Offshore Wind Legislation -- Missing the Mark?

Posted June 22, 2011 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, U.S. Law and Policy

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Offshore wind has tremendous potential to generate clean energy to meet our needs, generate jobs, and reduce global warming pollution.  To get off the ground, this budding industry needs political support and there are some improvements that can be made...continued

Can Clean Energy Drive America's Economic Recovery?

Posted March 8, 2011 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Tonight, a debate is being held in New York City to answer this very question. Can the investment of billions into the clean energy sector trigger the creation of millions of jobs and innovation? Or are we simply pumping dollars...continued

A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Is Virginia the 'Offshore Wind Energy Capital of the East Coast'?

Posted February 7, 2011 by Brandi Colander in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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Today, the Department of Interior and the Department of Energy jointly announced updates to the Administration’s “Smart from the Start” offshore wind initiative in the form of a new plan- A National Offshore Wind Strategy: Creating an Offshore Wind Industry...continued

Deepwater Wind Submits Plans to DOI for America's Largest Offshore Wind Farm

Posted December 8, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, Deepwater Wind announced plans to build two offshore wind projects in the US. The first plan proposed is a 5-8 turbine demonstration offshore wind project close to Block Island, as a replacement to a previously announced 100 turbine, 350...continued

Obama Administration Paves Way for Offshore Wind Power to Take Flight Off Atlantic Coast

Posted November 23, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, U.S. Law and Policy

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On the heels of yesterday’s good news about progress for offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, today the Obama Administration announced a major new initiative to accelerate the development of clean, offshore wind power along the Atlantic Coast. The Interior Department,...continued

Cape Wind in Massachusetts Gets Green Light to Plug Clean Energy into National Grid

Posted November 22, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, Massachusetts decided that it is cost-effective for National Grid to purchase power from Cape Wind, once construction is complete on what is anticipated to be the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in America. This decision is a green light...continued

Offshore Wind Moving Forward in the US

Posted November 9, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Solving Global Warming

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This week, Maryland moved closer to advancing their offshore wind plans. Governor Martin O'Malley's administration announced the federal government's acceptance of planning recommendations to advance this renewable technology. The western edge of the proposed project is an estimated 10 nautical...continued

Greenbuild and USGBC's Affordable Housing Summit

Posted November 2, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, The Media and the Environment

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This month, Greenbuild is convening for their Annual International Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois; during this time, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) will hold an Affordable Housing Summit (AHS). General Colin L. Powell will keynote the Greenbuild...continued

Offshore Wind: Britain's 300 Million Pound Investment and America's New Marine Terminal

Posted October 25, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, U.S. Law and Policy

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Britain’s plan to build 32 GW of offshore wind capacity received tremendous support today. This morning, Gamesa, GE and Siemens announced their investment of over 300 million pounds in the UK offshore wind industry. This investment would include: the creation...continued

Offshore Wind Gets a Boost from Google and Good Energies: Introducing the Atlantic Wind Connection

Posted October 12, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, Google and Good Energies, a renewable energy investment firm, announced that they are investing an estimated $200 million apiece in the first phase of construction for a transmission backbone for future offshore wind farms along the Atlantic Seaboard called...continued

The 'Balancing Mechanism'-National Grid and Scottish Power Moving Wind Forward in Britain

Posted June 29, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy

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“Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing,” is the unfortunately misleading headline of a recent article in the UK Telegraph touting how Britain’s biggest wind farm companies are being paid not to produce electricity when...continued

America's First Utility-Scale Offshore Wind Farm Announces Power Purchase Contract

Posted May 7, 2010 by Brandi Colander in Green Enterprise, Moving Beyond Oil, Solving Global Warming

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Offshore wind in the United States took another step forward today. Cape Wind has announced the details of their long term power purchase contract with National Grid. During today's news conference call, National Grid President Tom King and Cape Wind...continued

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