The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. is scheduled to move forward and begin generating power sometime next year. Supporters of the project hope it will be the first of many more offshore wind farms in our waters. (Wall Street Journal)QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Nobody now can say that renewable energies cannot do the impossible," said pilot Andre Borschberg after completing the journey from Japan to Hawaii in a solar-powered plane.
Getting local – In the run-up to the U.N. climate talks later this year in Paris, local and regional governments are doing their part to take action. (Reuters)
Outright refusal – Five governors have now said they may refuse to carry out new rules to limit carbon pollution and a few other governors have issued similar threats. (New York Times)
Cool move – The Obama administration declared last week certain uses for HFCs— emissionsthat come from refrigerants—will no longer be allowed. It’s a move that will further limit greenhouse gas emissions. (The Hill)