Category Archives: wind power

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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One step closer: First American offshore wind turbines installed

Installation is now complete at the new Block Island wind power facility. On August 8, one member of the team tweeted, “I think it now qualifies as a ‘farm’ -2nd turbine completed last night #BlockIslandWindFarm@DeepwaterWind ” From the blog of … 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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SAFE continues to push for wind onshore and offshore. New information available from NWF

CATCHING THE WIND: STATE ACTIONS NEEDED TO SEIZE THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY OF ATLANTIC OFFSHORE WIND POWER The Atlantic coastline is at the epicenter of America’s energy and environmental challenges, with state leaders currently facing critical decisions to meet the region’s growing energy demands and protect … 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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