Posts Tagged ‘Massachusetts’

Massachusetts Unveils Three Offshore Wind Farm Proposals

The race is on to build the first utility-scale offshore wind farm in the United States on the federal Outer Continental Shelf. In December, three companies – Bay State Wind, Deepwater Wind, and Vineyard Wind – submitted bids in response to the Request for Proposal issued by the Massachusetts Electric Distribution Companies , in coordination […]

Gov. Baker outlines his vision for Massachusetts in speech

Gov. Charlie Baker called for improvements in education, transportation and housing Tuesday in his last state of the state address before seeking a second term in office. He also pushed an initiative to create more housing and said the state is working to increase its reliance on renewable energy and improve transportation. View full post […]

Hydro-Qu bec Hydro-Qu bec offers large-scale energy options to Massachusetts

To meet Massachusetts' energy needs, Hydro-Quebec is proposing six options either 100% hydropower or a hydro-wind supply blend offered over one of three proposed new transmission lines. Through innovative partnerships with proven leaders in New England's energy sector and experienced Quebec wind power producers, this new supply of clean energy would be provided to Massachusetts […]

David Coon concerned about Emera’s plan to deliver N.B. wind energy to Massachusetts

Green Party Leader David Coon is raising concerns about Emera Inc.'s proposal to deliver 900 megawatts of wind energy and hydro power from Atlantic Canada to Massachusetts by 2022. “I'm concerned that this is going forward in the absence of any kind of well thought out New Brunswick strategy for developing renewable power and other […]

Massachusetts Legislature Passes Clean Energy Legislation

Late Sunday night, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a compromise energy bill that will significantly increase electricity produced by offshore wind, hydropower and other renewable energy sources. The state's utilities will be required to enter into long-term contracts to purchase power from on and offshore wind farms, as well as power from hydroelectric dams located largely […]

DONG Energy Praises Massachusetts for Strong Commitment to Offshore Wind

“The adoption of this legislation is a landmark moment for Massachusetts' clean energy future and a victory for the Commonwealth's residents and businesses,” said Thomas BrostrA m, General Manager of North America, DONG Energy Wind Power. “This bill will allow the creation of a viable offshore wind energy industry here in Massachusetts, delivering cost effective […]

Massachusetts Energy Bill Emerges from Senate Committee on Ways and Means

Last Friday, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of the energy bill that passed the House earlier this month. Whereas the House bill would require distribution companies to procure 1,200 MW of offshore wind power by 2027 and 9,450,000 MWH of hydroelectric power by 2022, the Senate's version would require 2,000 […]

ViewPoint: Bill debate could signal future of wind energy in Massachusetts

Elizabeth F. Mason is a partner at Bernkopf Goodman LLP specializing in environmental law. The views expressed are her own, and not representative of the law firm or her clients. View full post on Wind Power News

Massachusetts wind farm may be dead in the water

Forests of towering wind turbines filling the horizon off the shores of Massachusetts? Perhaps not. The Cape Wind Project was billed as America’s first offshore wind farm well over a decade ago, and it’s been the recipient of vast amounts of taxpayer subsidized cash to get the development effort off the ground. View full post […]

More ocean off Massachusetts open for wind energy

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say a large area off the coast is being opened for commercial wind energy leases. View full post on Wind Power News