Category Archives: clean energy

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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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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Wind farms growing in Massachusetts

Three New England farms on track to begin operations before the end of the year promise to bring clean energy, tax revenue, and jobs to economically hard-hit regions of the state. Read more.

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Second Ipswich Turbine

The Salem News reports that Ipswich has started construction on a second turbine, which will be near the first turbine on Town Farm Road. The town’s second wind turbine is slated to be up and running by Thanksgiving. The new … Continue reading

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Wind Turbines Coming to Gloucester

The Gloucester Times reported in August that three new turbines are coming to Gloucester: But within the next two months, three mammoth wind turbines worth an estimated $23 million will wend their way through city streets in an unprecedented traffic … Continue reading

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Wind Turbines Popping Up on South Shore

In 2012, cities and towns on Massachusetts’ South Shore have added wind turbines at a rate of one a month, says Galen Moore of Boston Business Journal. In his August 21 blog post, Moore notes that in the last eight months, … Continue reading

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