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Congress Passes Wind Production Tax Credit

NECEC hails the inclusion of the wind production tax credit (PTC) passed by Congress in yesterday’s American Taxpayer Relief Act. With this policy in place, renewable energy facilities that begin construction before the end of 2013 will be eligible for the ten-year credit, even if the project is not implemented until 2014. The PTC is...

Boston Globe Editorial Dec. 9: Wind Energy in VT

From Boston Globe Dec. 9: Editorial: Chilly Weather in Vermont AS INTEREST picks up among energy companies seeking to build wind farms in rural Vermont, some lawmakers are pushing a three-year moratorium on any new ridge-line wind projects in the Green Mountain State. That comes after two projects, one with 16 turbines, the other with...

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...

Governor Patrick Celebrates Largest Wind Energy Farm in Massachusetts

On December 3, Governor Deval Patrick, Secretary Rick Sullivan, and other state officials celebrated the near completion of the Hoosac Wind Power Project, located in Florida and Monroe, Massachusetts. When completed, the 19-turbine, 28.5 megawatt project will be the largest wind farm in the Commonwealth, and will produce enough electricity to power more than 10,000...

City of Gloucester Hosts Wind Energy Blade Signing Ceremony

The City of Gloucester held a wind turbine blade signing ceremony last Friday in recognition of the installation of two wind turbines at the Gloucester Engineering site. The turbines were built as part of a 25-year agreement with Equity Industrial Turbines that is expected to save the city at least $11 million over the life...

Globe Editorial: “Republican ads in Maine distort the truth”

The Boston Globe ran an editorial about the role of campaign ads “distorting the truth” related to clean energy in the Maine Senate race.  While NECEC is a non-partisan organization, and does not endorse candidates for elected office, we commend the Globe for calling out these distortions and pointing out the above-board financing arrangements in...

Vote Now! Wall Street Journal Poll: “Should Solar and Wind Power be Subsidized?”

The Wall Street Journal is currently conducting a poll titled “Should Solar and Wind Power be Subsidized?” The New England Clean Energy Council and others dedicated to growing the clean energy economy strongly believe that some subsidies are necessary to place renewable forms of energy on an equal playing field with traditional forms of energy...

DOE Releases Annual Report on Wind Energy; White House Calls for Continued Support for Wind Industry

The Department of Energy recently released the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report, which summarizes trends in the wind energy industry concerning installation, project costs, policy & market drivers, and future markets. The key findings of the report underscore the strong growth of the wind industry and its important role of increasing the U.S. share of...

NECEC Launches Task Force on Offshore Wind & Central Procurement

In May 2012, the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) launched an Offshore Renewables task force to develop recommendations for a mechanism to successfully address purchasing and long-term contract issues faced by large-scale offshore wind development projects in New England. Drawing on the expertise of its varied membership, the Task Force is exploring aggregated procurement and...

Is Massachusetts the NIMBY Capital of the World? What Will Be the Impact of the Wind Turbine Health Impact Study?

Yesterday, the “Independent Expert Panel” convened by MassDEP to review whether wind turbines cause any adverse health effects issued its report. I was pleased that the headline in the Boston Globe was that “Wind turbines don’t cause health problems.” I hope that that’s the way the report will be read, but I’m worried. Perhaps I...
Cape Cod Times Profiles Jim Gordon

Cape Cod Times Profiles Jim Gordon

The Cape Cod times has not always been kind to Jim Gordon and Cape Wind. But they have a profile of him that acknowledges the very same characteristics that led us to induct him into our Clean Energy Hall of Fame in 2010, including impressive determination.
Electric Generation: What Are We Building?

Electric Generation: What Are We Building?

Data on new electric power capacity shows that we are adding a tremendous amount of natural gas, very little coal, no nuclear, and an increasing amount of wind.