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Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

Two major offshore wind farm projects off Massachusetts and Rhode Island are moving forward after selection in a clean energy procurement process conducted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in which Rhode Island participated. The projects are Vineyard Wind’s proposed 800 megawatt (MW) offshore wind farm located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard and Deepwater Wind’s … Continue reading Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island offshore wind power projects move forward

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Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

Vineyard Wind, a company owned 50% by Iberdrola (through its subsidiary Avangrid), has received authorisation from the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies (EDC) to build an offshore wind farm off the east coast of the United States. The wind farm will have an output of 800 megawatts (MW) and will be the first of Iberdrola’s large-scale … Continue reading Iberdrola enters the U.S. offshore wind market for the first time with an 800 megawatt macro-project

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Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

Massachusetts is set to take another step on the path to its first offshore wind farm. Wednesday is the deadline to announce which of three proposed wind projects — Vineyard Wind, Bay State Wind and Deepwater Wind — can move forward. In 2016, Republican Gov. Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan energy bill that authorized the … Continue reading Massachusetts to give green light to offshore wind farm

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2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

The Department of the Interior has announced that two additional areas located off Massachusetts are now available for commercial wind energy development. U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday that the area has tremendous offshore wind energy potential. He said the Trump administration supports “an all-of-the-above energy policy and using every tool available to achieve … Continue reading 2 areas off Massachusetts available for offshore wind energy

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Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

Massachusetts electric distribution companies and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) just issued a joint request for proposals (RFP) for 400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind energy – the first request of its kind and a huge milestone of American offshore wind. The highly anticipated request follows a Massachusetts law passed last year calling … Continue reading Massachusetts kicks off new ocean energy development process

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Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, will host a ribbon cutting and office warming reception at its facility on 700 Pleasant Street in New Bedford. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, along with State Representatives Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford), Pat Haddad (D-Somerset), Robert … Continue reading Mayor Jon Mitchell, State Representatives to join Vineyard Wind for New Bedford Office Opening

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Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

Avangrid Renewables, subsidiary of Avangrid Inc. (a company of the Iberdrola Group), and Vineyard Wind have announced today a strategic partnership to develop a large-scale offshore wind power project. Vineyard Wind will be built off the coast of Massachusetts in the USA. Avangrid Renewables has acquired 50% of Vineyard Wind, the project’s promoter, from Copenhagen … Continue reading Avangrid joins the offshore wind project, Vineyard Wind, off the coast of Massachusetts

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Offshore wind energy gets a boost from Massachusetts

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law this week a piece of legislation that will transform the U.S. offshore wind market and catapult the industry into a thriving source of clean energy for New England ratepayers. The new law tasks state utilities with procuring 1,600 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power capacity through 15 to 20 … Continue reading Offshore wind energy gets a boost from Massachusetts

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. A bill before the Massachusetts legislature could further cut carbon emissions by building on reduction goals from previous successful procurements under the Green Communities Act. By tapping … Continue reading Wind power can help save money for Massachusetts families and businesses

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DONG Energy proposes Massachusetts offshore wind farm

DONG Energy has proposed an offshore wind development to be located in federal waters off the Massachusetts coast. The “Bay State Wind” project would be a utility scale offshore wind farm, located 15 miles south of Martha’s Vineyard. Largely owned by the Danish government, DONG is the world’s largest developer of offshore wind projects, reportedly … Continue reading DONG Energy proposes Massachusetts offshore wind farm

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DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind energy project

DONG Energy has agreed to take over RES Americas Developments Inc.’s (RES) more than 1000MW newly assigned development project rights off the coast of Massachusetts.   At the offshore wind auction held by BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) on 29 January 2015, RES secured the rights to develop one of the two leases that … Continue reading DONG Energy takes over US offshore wind energy project

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Cape Wind farm suffers major setback on PPA

Deals between Cape Wind and both NStar and National Grid for power from the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm have fallen apart, marking a major, and potentially fatal, setback for the offshore wind power project. NStar, which agreed in 2012 to buy 27.5 percent of the power expected to be generated by the 130-turbine wind … Continue reading Cape Wind farm suffers major setback on PPA

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US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres in Massachusetts for offshore wind energy

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank earlier this week announced that more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be offered for commercial wind energy development in a January 29, 2015, competitive lease sale. The move — believed to be DOI’s largest competitive lease … Continue reading US Department of Interior to auction more than 742,000 acres in Massachusetts for offshore wind energy

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Cape Wind offshore wind energy project gets $150M Department of Energy loan guarantee

The US government took a giant step today to ensure the success of Cape Wind. The United States Energy Department gave the offshore wind power project a guaranteed $150 million which raises to $1.45 billion the amount needed to build the renewable energy project in Nantucket Sound which will supply 75 percent of the electricity … Continue reading Cape Wind offshore wind energy project gets $150M Department of Energy loan guarantee

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Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

A coalition of leading environmental and conservation organizations — Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) — and Deepwater Wind today announced an agreement to implement additional protections for endangered North Atlantic right whales during pre-construction activities for the Deepwater ONE offshore wind farm, which will be developed … Continue reading Leading Environmental and Conservation Groups and Deepwater Wind Announce Agreement to Protect Endangered Whales at Deepwater ONE Offshore Wind Farm Site

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Siemens signs contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA

Siemens and Cape Wind have signed a major contract for the construction of the United States’ first utility-scale offshore wind farm. Once the contract becomes effective later next year, Siemens will supply Cape Wind with its industry-leading 3.6-megawatt offshore wind turbines, an offshore Electric Service Platform (ESP) and a long-term service agreement. When fully built, … Continue reading Siemens signs contract for first commercial offshore wind farm in the USA

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Cape Cod’s first offshore wind farm inks wind turbine deal with Siemens

The developers of a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm announced a deal Monday with Siemens Energy Inc. to make, install and maintain the project’s turbines. Under the agreement, Siemens will build turbines for the project, as well as an offshore electric service platform. Siemens is … Continue reading Cape Cod’s first offshore wind farm inks wind turbine deal with Siemens

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Koch Brother Funds 12-Year Fight Against Massachusetts Wind Farm

Energy billiona how to get your ex back ire William I. Koch has donated $5-million and taken a leading advocacy role in battling plans for a massive wind farm in Nantucket Sound off the Massachusetts coast, writes The New York Times. Koch, a billionaire industrialist who made his fortune in fossil fuels and whose better-known … Continue reading Koch Brother Funds 12-Year Fight Against Massachusetts Wind Farm

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