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FLOATING WIND TURBINES COULD POWER THE WEST COAST

A wind farm using promising new technology is proposed for deep ocean off the California coast BY PAUL RAUBER | JAN 13 2017  | Sierra Club.org Martha’s Vineyard, it turns out, wasn’t the best place to launch the first offshore … Continue reading

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Off Long Island, Wind Power Tests the Waters

By DIANE CARDWELL   New York Times   Jan. 21, 2017 Only a few years ago, the long-held dream of harnessing the strong, steady gusts off the Atlantic coast to make electricity seemed destined to remain just that. Proposals for offshore … Continue reading

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France launches tender for floating wind farm – world’s first

RenewEconomy By Sophie Vorrath on 7 August 2015 France has launched a tender for what would be the world’s first large-scale floating wind farm, inviting companies to submit proposals for installations off both its northern and southern coasts. French environmental … Continue reading

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Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman on Friday, Jul 17th, 2015 triplepundit.com Amazon is more than just an online store. It’s a company that invests in renewable energy. Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced that it contracted with Iberdrola Renewables to build and … Continue reading

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Offshore wind still the best bet for clean energy

Boston Globe By Ann Berwick   JUNE 29, 2015 The proposal for Cape Wind, which was to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm, is teetering on the edge of failure after a 14-year saga of lawsuits and regulatory hurdles. … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbine Unveiled in Fukushima

Ecowatch Cole Mellino | June 22, 2015 Japan officially unveiled today its 7 megawatt (MW) wind turbine, the world’s largest offshore turbine to date. It is slated to be operational by September. The Fukushima Wind Project, located about 12 miles off the coast … Continue reading

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Green-Energy Inspiration Off the Coast of Denmark

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/18/business/energy-environment/green-energy-inspiration-from-samso-denmark.html?_r=0  By DIANE CARDWELL JAN. 17, 2015 Before dawn one morning in October, a handful of Americans gathered at a lonely pier on Samso, a small Danish island about four hours from Copenhagen. Bundled in layers of fleece and wool, the … Continue reading

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Koch Brother Wages 12-Year Fight Over Wind Farm

  The New York Times October 22, 2013 by KATHARINE Q. SEELYE OSTERVILLE, Mass. — If the vast wind farm proposed for Nantucket Sound is ever built, William I. Koch will have a spectacular view of it. Of course, that … Continue reading

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What really toppled Cape Wind’s plans for Nantucket Sound

With the ambitious wind project seemingly dead, a look back at what went wrong. Boston Globe magazine By Eileen McNamara  JANUARY 30, 2015 In the end it was about money and politics, as are so many things in Massachusetts. But … Continue reading

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LEADING EDGE – Denmark supplies three out of four of the worlds offshore wind turbines, and it’s on track to be free of fossil fuels by 2050

An informative article by Paul Rauber from the monthly Sierra Club magazine. It details the state of affairs of wind power in Denmark. Read more: 

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