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  • 26 June 2012

    The Maine Wind Industry Initiative (MWII) received recognition this week for its public and industry educational efforts in the areas of wind and ocean energy. Energy Ocean International 2012 presented the Academic Pioneer Award to MWII Director, Paul Williamson, during its annual conference held this year in Boston, June 19-21. MWII received the award for […]

  • 24 June 2012

    ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, leading tidal energy company, receives the “International Pioneer Award“ during the 9th Energy Ocean International Conference & Exhibition held in Boston, USA for their contribution and efforts in exploring marine energy. ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest is a is a world market leader in technologies for energy generation from tidal currents occurring in coastal […]

  • 14 June 2012

    AXYS Technologies Inc. will be located at STAND 906 during the Energy Ocean International conference and exhibition. This event, which is one of the leading renewable energy conferences held in the US, runs June 19-21 at the CoCo Key Hotel in Boston, MA. AXYS Technologies Inc. (AXYS) is an ISO 9001-2008 registered Canadian company with […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Authorities

    After almost a decade of public hearings on the proposed Nantucket Sound wind farm, the last one was held on Wednesday before utility regulators in Boston. However, according to CapeCodOnline news site, only the official part is over, since disagreements and discussions on that matter are still very intense. At the hearing, president and CEO […]

  • 1 June 2012

    With just over two weeks to go until Global Wind Day (GWD), interest in celebrating the power of wind on or about 15 June is growing in the three nations of North America. In Boston, the 381-year-old capital of Massachusetts, free scheduled GWD events in the city include educational sessions, movie screenings and political actions […]

  • 1 June 2012
    Authorities

    In a major speach on clean energy, held on May 30 in Boston, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick strongly supported Cape Wind. In his “Shaping Our Energy Future” speach Governor Patrick said : “Off-shore wind is still an opportunity worth pursuing and my support for Cape Wind is unshaken. Every state along the East Coast is working to develop off-shore wind. […]

  • 30 May 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

    District and county councilors Angie Smith and Colin Davie have invited residents to attend a public meeting about Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, which will be held at Willoughby Village Hall on June 16 at 10.30 am, reports Lincolnshire news portal. The main topic of this meeting will be possible onshore implications: 30 kilometers of […]

  • 30 May 2012

      The Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound urged residents and businesses to speak out against the wildly overpriced Cape Wind project that would cost Massachusetts ratepayers billions during a Department of Public Utilities hearing in Boston on Wednesday, May 30th at 7 p.m. NStar is seeking approval to purchase 27.5 percent of Cape Wind’s power […]

  • 29 May 2012

    As the Cape News reported, more than 100 people attended the Department of Public Utilities hearing regarding Cape Wind on Wednesday night, which took place in the Knight Auditorium at Barnstable High School. Proponents for Cape Wind were outnumbered by three to one. State regulators will hold a total of three hearings for the Nstar […]

  • 22 May 2012

    During the public comment part of the Barnstable Town Council Meeting, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, Audra Parker, protested against Cape Wind referring to great increase in future cost of electricity for local residents. She pointed out that the initial annual increase in utility bills for the Town of Barnstable would be […]

  • 18 May 2012

    As Cape Wind is coming closer to its finalisation,it calls for public support at the last set of public hearings which will be held in Massachusetts. The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) public hearings on NSTAR’s contract to purchase 27.5 % of Cape Wind’s power will be held on May 30 in Boston. The DPU […]

  • 11 April 2012

    As reported by the Associated Press, following February report of two consulting companies, which raised various issues related to Fishermen’s Energy offshore project application with state regulators the company asked for additional time to amend their application. Several concerns have been voiced by consulting firms Boston Pacific Company and OutSmart, ranging from the costs of […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Business & Finance

    Cape Wind has selected the joint venture team of Flatiron Construction Corp., Cal Dive International, Inc., and Cashman Equipment Corp. as its construction contractor to build America’s first offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound.  Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said, “We are confident this is the right team with the best skills and capabilities to […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Training & Education

    At Quest on Wednesday, April 18, Brittany Gibbons will display and talk about the computer-generated maps she has spent the academic year developing for offshore wind power—not for Lake Ontario off Oswego, but for the Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod to New Jersey. Ocean-based wind power “has just been a growing source of interest,” said […]

  • 22 March 2012

    Cape Wind supporters and opponents testified about an approximately $300 million worth deal Boston utility Nstar has reached with the wind-power provider Cape Wind, yesterday at a state Department of Public Utilities hearing, reported Boston Herald. “We believe Cape Wind will turn into a big boondoggle for ratepayers,” said Robert Rio of the Associated Industries […]

  • 21 March 2012

     In a study just published in Geophysical Research Letters, a team of engineers at Stanford has harnessed a sophisticated weather model to recommend optimal placement of four interconnected wind farms off the coast of the Eastern United States, a region that accounts for 34 percent of the nation’s electrical demand and 35 percent of carbon […]

  • 12 March 2012
    Environment

    Long-term impacts of turbine noise on the marine life are still poorly understood and the lack of data might have unfavorable impacts on offshore wind projects, reports Vineyard Gazette. However, certain studies have provided some clues about how marine life might be affected by underwater turbine noise while the potential impact on fisheries remains an […]

  • 7 March 2012
    Technology

    Second Wind, a leading provider of wind measurement technology, software and services, today announced the introduction of a suite of wind farm operations services based on the company’s Triton® Sonic Wind Profiler and SkyServe® Wind Data Service. Triton, a remote sensing system using sodar technology to provide wind measurements across the turbine rotor sweep, and […]

  • 6 March 2012

    The ocean is becoming an increasingly crowded place. New users, such as the wind industry, compete with existing users and interests for space and resources. With the federal mandate for comprehensive ocean planning made explicit in the National Ocean Policy, the need for the transparent evaluation of potential tradeoffs is now greater than ever. A […]

  • 24 February 2012

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has stated that an announcement on the “latest milestone in commercial wind energy planning and leasing in the area of mutual interest offshore of Rhode Island and Massachusetts” will be made on Friday afternoon. Two senior officials who will make the announcement are BOEM Deputy Director, Walter Cruickshank, and […]

  • 8 February 2012

    Echoing President Obama’s State of the Union call for additional clean energy development, the US DOI and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has taken a major step towards commercial-scale offshore wind energy leasing by streamlining the development of offshore wind power in the Mid-Atlantic and announcing a finding that issuing wind energy leases in […]

  • 7 February 2012

      Federal and state officials are going to hold meetings to provide information and hear public opinions on the planned offshore wind energy projects, reports Cape Cod Times. The meetings are scheduled to be held on Monday in Boston. The area selected for the potential projects covers about 825,000 acres, however it is still half […]

  • 17 January 2012

    Green Power Conferences’ 3rd annual Offshore Wind Power USA, the premier conference for professionals in the U.S. offshore wind industry, has announced that two additional keynote speakers have been added to the already comprehensive roster of experts at the conference to be held February 22-24 at the Haynes Convention Center in Boston. Deputy Secretary of […]

  • 3 January 2012

    Jim Gordon explained how the SJC decision to uphold the approval of the Cape Wind contract with National Grid helps propel the project forward. „I think big wind means that there is huge offshore wind resource right off the coast of Massachusetts that we can tap for greater energy independence, more stable electric costs, new […]

  • 18 November 2011

      Cape Wind’s main opposition group said contributions to its cause surged by 22 percent last year as its donor base broadened amid…   By Greg Turner (bostonherald) [mappress] Source: bostonherald, November 18,2011

  • 16 November 2011

    NRG Bluewater Wind President Peter Mandelstam used the proceeds from the 2001 sale of a wind project he built in Montana to found Bluewater Wind and focus on ocean wind. “I stopped doing on-land projects,” Mandelstam said, “because I could see the market was crowded, all the best sites were going to be taken up […]