Posts Tagged ‘Island’

Galloo Island wind developer wants PILOT discussions tabled

The developer behind the Galloo Island Wind Farm wants to postpone further discussions for its payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement application. David J. Converse, chairman of the Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors, said Thursday that the board received a letter from Neil T. Habig, senior director of project development for the developer, Apex Clean Energy, […]

Tilos, Greece: the first island in the Med to run entirely on wind and solar power

Tiny Tilos, in the Dodecanese, is a pioneering nature reserve. Now, Greece’s ‘green island’ is set to be powered by renewable energy You’re more likely to run into friendly partridges, rare orchids and endangered eagles than people as you trek around Tilos. The entire Dodecanese island is a nature reserve, with more than 150 species […]

Block Island receives wind power for…

History was made on Wednesday when Block Island received wind-generated power from the Block Island Wind Farm for the very first time. According to the Block Island Power Company, the utility company received power supplied by the wind farm, and National Grid's mainland cable, for about two hours. View full post on Wind Power News

Energy positive: how Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

The small island’s energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment, providing a template for how regional Australia could transition to renewables Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been […]

Construction starts on wind energy project on Amherst Island despite…

The opening stages of construction of the Amherst Island wind energy project are underway, much to the dismay of the residents who opposed the development. Michele Le Lay, president of the Association to Protect Amherst Island, said the start of construction has come before all of the required permits have been secured and before efforts […]

Rhode Island residents oppose wind farm

Even as Rhode Island makes history as the first US state with an offshore wind farm, its people are not so fond of wind turbines sprouting up on land near where they live. Dreams of a wind-powered nation sparked by the pioneering Atlantic Ocean project are running aground back on shore, where conventional battles over […]

Long Island needs to think regionally when it comes to solar power

Paradise Solar Energy Center in New Jersey on Sept. 26, 2011. National Grid and NextEra are proposing to build the largest solar energy array in the state on 350 acres of wooded property beside the shuttered Shoreham nuclear power plant. View full post on Wind Power News

80k acres off Long Island coast dedicated for wind energy

Federal officials say 81,130 acres off the coast of Long Island will be dedicated for the development of commercial wind energy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday that New York state has “tremendous” wind potential. View full post on Wind Power News

Three Mile Island fails to secure energy-sale contract, threatening plant’s future

Three Mile Island was unable to land a contract to sell its electricity on the grid for 2018-2019, leaving questions about the plant’s future in a competitive energy market. Here’s some info on the recent PJM auction and what the lost business means for the Exelon-owned power plant and the 700 people who work there. […]

Granite Geek: A Solar ‘Microgrid’ On Star Island May Be A Model For The Mainland

Life on New Hampshire’s Isles of Shoals isn’t always the same as it is for those of us on the mainland. But a solar energy project there may point the way toward the future of energy all over the region. View full post on Wind Power News