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Floating Turbines on the North Shore?

SAFE supports building offshore wind turbines on the North Shore that will connect their generated power into the grid on the Footprint site in Salem. SAFE advocated for a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) between the City of Salem and Footprint … Continue reading

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Colorado Wind Power Rapidly Growing

A recent post in Daily Kos explains  how Xcel Energy has become a big proponent of wind power. Colorado is learning how to integrate its significant wind turbine capacity with its electrical needs. Wind is intermittent power generation, which creates … Continue reading

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Energy Department Announces Offshore Wind Energy Projects

The Energy Department on May 7 announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These … Continue reading

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Cape Wind Wins One Round in Court

In Cape Cod Online, Patrick Cassidy writes: Seemingly as quickly as a new lawsuit was filed challenging Cape Wind another one has been beaten back. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., today denied a petition by opponents of … Continue reading

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Wind industry can bring good jobs

In an op ed in the Boston Globe, Derrick Jackson looks at the opportunity to make New Bedford a center for wind turbine production, bringing as many as 70,000 jobs to the economically depressed city. FOR NEW Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell, … Continue reading

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New Bedford Charging Ahead on Wind

As An Offshore Wind Hub, Can New Bedford Light The World Again? By Asma Khalid May 20, 2013   A man with a sign reading “Build more wind!” attends the ground-breaking ceremony for the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal. (Jesse Costa/WBUR) NEW … Continue reading

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Falmouth Votes to Continue Support for Wind

According to the Associated Press: April 10, 2013. Very positive news. BOSTON — A Cape Cod town that once considered its first wind turbine the crowning achievement of its climate protection plan came close to becoming the first community in … Continue reading

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Future Markets for Small Wind Turbines

Renewable Energy World (April 1, 2013) reports: By 2015 the global market for small and medium wind turbines (SMWT) is forecast to double, especially in developing and emerging markets, reaching U.S.$634 million. These technologies already have a track record of … Continue reading

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Cape Wind Foe Pays Barnstable legal bills to fight wind farm

Commonwealth Magazine (Feb 21, 2013) features a story on Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound funding the town of Barnstable’s challenges to the wind farm: The town of Barnstable is battling against Cape Wind in two federal courts in Washington, but … Continue reading

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Second Ipswich Turbine Going Up

As Salem twiddles its thumbs waiting to move forward on a revenue generating wind turbine, North Shore towns around us, Ipswich and Gloucester are moving forward. Here’s what’s happening in Ipswich: IPSWICH — Piece by piece, the town’s second wind … Continue reading

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