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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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First Wind to provide wind energy to Massachusetts

The two Maine wind projects selected will provide more than 330 megawatts of clean, cost-competitive energy to Massachusetts utilities and ratepayers. First Wind, an independent U.S.-based renewable energy company, today announced that through a competitive bidding process overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, two of its planned Maine wind power projects have been … Continue reading First Wind to provide wind energy to Massachusetts

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Wind farm brings windfall for Western Mass. town

The economic impact of 13.5 MW of a 28.5-MW wind farm on the small town of Monroe (population 121) in western Massachusetts is the subject of a recent story in The Recorder, a local newspaper based in Greenfield, Mass.   The Hoosac Wind Power Project, developed by Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, and consisting of 19 1.5-MW … Continue reading Wind farm brings windfall for Western Mass. town

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U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

Offshore wind energy generation isn’t new in places like Europe, but it presents a new frontier in the United States. The sale will offer 164,750 acres of federal waters off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. If that is fully developed, officials said, it could produce as much as 3,400 megawatts of electricity, enough … Continue reading U.S. to Hold Sale for Offshore Wind Energy Leases

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BOEM Releases Its EA for the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area

On Friday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released its Environmental Assessment for the Massachusetts outer continental shelf offshore Wind Energy Area. The EA does not permit construction of any turbines. It merely provides the basis for issuance of leases, pursuant to which the leaseholders would have the authority to perform the necessary detailed environmental and feasibility … Continue reading BOEM Releases Its EA for the Massachusetts Offshore Wind Energy Area

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