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Northeast States Release Three Reports on Offshore Wind Development

Industry Has Potential to Power Almost Four Million Homes and Provide Thousands of U.S. Jobs

Today, the States of Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island released three reports that set out the context for offshore wind development in the Northeast and reveal its potential economic development benefits. The Northeast has the potential for offshore […]

Wind Energy Lowest Cost New Renewable Energy for New England

 

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has released its annual Wind Technologies Market Report confirming numerous significant trends reported separately over the last year. Most significant of these trends is the dramatic downward trajectory of the price of wind power, making it the cheapest source of new electrical power.

Over […]

Tesla wins contract to supply Powerpacks at world’s first solar+wind+storage project

re-posted from https://electrek.co. article by Fred Blambert

Last month, it was revealed that Tesla is working with world’s largest wind-turbine maker, Vestas, to deploy batteries at their wind farms.

Now Tesla won its first contract with the company and as it turns out, it’s not only for a wind farm but actually the first solar+wind+energy […]

GM’s 100% Wind Powered Manufacturing Plants

Building GM’s 100% Electric Cars

Photo courtesy of Starwood Energy Group.

By George Harvey

Two recent announcements from General Motors (GM) have created quite a lot of talk. Both shed light on renewable power, but they were very different in their natures. One was about manufacturing, and the other about products.

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

NYS Offshore Wind Open Houses in New York City

The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) is leading the development of offshore wind on behalf of the State. Throughout 2017, NYSERDA is conducting extensive stakeholder outreach and directing more than twenty studies and surveys to ensure offshore wind is developed responsibly. This work will culminate in the New York State Offshore […]

MA OFFSHORE ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PUBLIC FORUM TO BE HELD ON JULY 11, 2017

WHOI and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Office of Environmental Programs will host a discussion on BOEM’s mission to manage development of U.S. outer continental shelf energy and mineral resources, with a focus on using the best available scientific research to inform decisions. Presenters will include Dr. William Y. (Bill) Brown, BOEM’s Chief Environmental […]

Why We Need Wind Power in Vermont and in the Northeast

Sheffield wind farm Image: Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The Vermont Public Service Board has sent recommendations to the legislature for new sound standards for utility-scale wind projects. Critics say the standards are so strict that the effectively kill development of wind power in the state. This has come as a surprise […]

The Sound of Wind Turbines and the Horror of Genocide

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By George Harvey

In May, as debate was going on before the Vermont Public Service Board on the sound of wind turbines, we got an email from Sarah Wolfe, VPIRG’s Clean Energy Advocate. It began, “Last night, someone compared sound from wind turbines to […]

Enel signs tax equity deal for 300-MW Rock Creek wind park in USA

Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), the U.S. renewable energy company of the Enel Group, has signed a tax equity agreement worth approximately US$365 million with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan for the 300 MW Rock Creek wind farm located in Missouri.

Under the agreement, which is common for the development […]