Posts Tagged ‘State’

New York State, federal gov’t should cooperate on wind power

The last time the region heard from Ryan Zinke, the Interior secretary had included federal waters off Long Island for consideration for offshore oil and gas drilling. That was preposterous. View full post on Wind Power News

Florida says no to power Voters should demand the state open its…

Florida's Constitution Revision Commission recently denied a promising proposal that would have given consumers the right to choose their electricity provider and the source of the electricity they consume. Such a shift would usher in a wave of competition that would lower prices for consumers, bring in new technology and unleash innovative renewable and green […]

LETTER: State must do much more to develop wind power

It has been said many times that Massachusetts could be “the Saudi Arabia of wind.” The new report from Environment Massachusetts reiterates the same idea. We keep hearing about this great potential for the state to be at the forefront of the offshore wind industry revolution in the United States, but progress so far has […]

Wind Industry Plans To Sue State If Bill To Cap Companies Passes

House and Senate committees voted to cap state payouts to wind energy companies at $35 million, but the wind industry says the state is backing out on the agreement. “This is absolutely devastating for the wind industry,” said Mark Yates with The Wind Coalition. View full post on Wind Power News

BCC, Bay State Wind will partner on new Mass. energy industry

Community colleges are the nation's rapid response teams for training large numbers of workers for new industries and the ever-changing needs of existing ones. This is an essential role in our economy. View full post on Wind Power News

The state of the US solar industry: 5 questions answered

Five answers to the state of the solar industry in light of Trump's imposition on solar panels from abroad Editor's note: On Jan. 22, 2018, the Trump administration announced plans to impose punitive duties on solar panels imported from abroad. This decision came in response to a complaint filed by two solar companies, but much […]

AG: Executive order doesn’t change state law on wind power

Maine's attorney general is pushing back on Republican Gov. Paul LePage's announcements of a moratorium on new wind power projects and creation of a secretive commission to study the impact of wind turbines on tourism. She said she's concerned about the impact of the governor's order on investment in the University of Maine's offshore wind […]

A 15-year look at how energy changed in the US, state by state

This week, the US Energy Information Agency released a report on the carbon dioxide emissions of each state between 2000 and 2015. The good news? CO2 emissions dropped in 41 states, with Maine taking home the prize for the greatest percentage decrease in emissions . View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power leader denies spying on Oklahoma state lawmaker

The head of an Oklahoma wind power trade group on Thursday flatly denied a state lawmaker's suggestion to police that someone connected to the industry put a tracking device on his truck to spy on him. Oklahoma Wind Coalition Executive Director Mark Yates said in a statement that wind industry representatives are not involved in […]

Cuomo: State to seek 800 megawatts of offshore wind power

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday said the state will seek solicitations for “at least” 800 megawatts of offshore wind this year and next, following his call for 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind in the state by 2030. The announcement, in the governor's State of the State address, further asserts the state's role in what […]