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NECEC Applauds First Auction of Federal Waters for Offshore Wind Site

NECEC Applauds First Auction of Federal Waters for Offshore Wind Site Boston, MA – The New England Clean Energy Council applauds the U.S. Department of Interior for its leadership in advancing offshore wind projects in New England.  On July 31, 2013, Deepwater Wind LLC of Providence, R.I., was awarded the first lease competition for wind...

Offshore Auctions Ready to Move Wind Energy Forward

After an initial announcement in November, the Department of the Interior is preparing for its first auction for offshore wind energy on the outer continental shelf. In a two-phase auction beginning July 29th, nine companies including Cape Wind will be eligible to bid on development rights to nearly 165,000 acres located nine miles off the...

Maine is an energy industry powerhouse

The following op-ed by Peter Rothstein and E2Tech Executive Director Jeff Marks originally appeared in the Bangor Daily News on Monday, July 1st. Henry Ford once said that you can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. This is our state’s challenge as our neighbors threaten to surge ahead of us in saving...

NECEC Releases Offshore Wind Report

Some of the best offshore wind resources in the world reside in New England. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that 33 percent of the estimated 4,000 gigawatts (GW) of the nation’s offshore wind capacity is located along the Atlantic Coast. Harnessing just a small fraction of this amount, such as the proposed 54 GW...
Launch of Floating Turbine: Maine's Breakthrough in Offshore Wind

Launch of Floating Turbine: Maine’s Breakthrough in Offshore Wind

Last Friday, researchers at the University of Maine demonstrated the offshore wind industry is certainly afloat. These researchers, sponsored by the Maine Energy Department, launched our nation’s first floating wind turbine in Brewer, ME. Friday’s project is one of seven sponsored by the Energy Department, as New York Times reporter Matthew Wald explains. As Wald clarifies, the...

Update on Offshore and Onshore Wind in New England

The first in a series of offshore wind conferences hosted in New England kicked off this week with Offshore Wind Power USA in Boston. The conference’s keynote speaker, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, stated he was confident that the sale of offshore wind leases for a 257-square miles area between Massachusetts’ Martha’s Vineyard and...

MA Secretary Rick Sullivan Delivers Regional State of the Commonwealth

Today, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan delivered a Regional State of the Commonwealth Address in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Secretary Sullivan focused on the growth of the clean energy industry in the region, and discussed the significance of the Port of New Bedford as a regional driver of clean energy industry investment...

New Report Says Rhode Island Can Benefit From Wind Power

This piece was originally posted on GoLocalProv News on December 5, 2012   New Report Says Rhode Island Can Benefit From Wind Power Wednesday, December 05, 2012 GoLocalProv News Team Power generation from wind energy projects currently under construction could displace as much global warming pollution as taking 1,000 cars off the road per year, according...

New Report Cites Offshore Wind as Key Opportunity for New England

A new report focused on regional collaborations for clean energy development identified offshore wind as a key opportunity for New England and the rest of the Atlantic Coast. The report, entitled “Regional Energy, National Solutions” and compiled by the Center for American Progress and The Center for the Next Generation, was released by Rhode Island...

New Report Identifies Benefits of Offshore Wind on East Coast, Especially Maine

The National Wildlife Federation along with a number of co-sponsor organizations have released a report entitled “The Turning Point for Atlantic Offshore Wind Energy: Time for Action to Create Jobs, Reduce Pollution, Protect Wildlife, and Secure America’s Energy Future.” The report details the economic and environmental benefits of offshore wind energy for thirteen states along...
With Nstar Deal, State gets Jobs and Economic Growth

With Nstar Deal, State gets Jobs and Economic Growth

(This op-ed originally appeared at The Podium by the Boston Globe.) Governor Patrick’s recently announced merger deal between Northeast Utilities and Nstar does more than just protect against rate increases for years to come – it enhances the state’s national leadership in the clean energy innovation economy and positions us for the key benefits from...
Diverse Coalition Partnering for Offshore Wind in New England

Diverse Coalition Partnering for Offshore Wind in New England

Last week I attended an open hearing about a new offshore wind development area off the coast of Nantucket Sound sponsored by the Board of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), a new agency within the US Department of the Interior that oversees energy exploration and development in federal waters. The proposed Wind Energy Area, which sits...