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Our View: It's important to award offshore wind bids in near future
The bad news is that the state might not make its April 23 date for announcing its first offshore wind contract or contracts. The good news is that Gov. Charlie Baker said this week that the decision will probably come some time in May.
SouthCoastToday  editorial  massachusetts  offshorewind  RFP  orsted  BayStateWind 
4 days ago by eversourcenh
YOUR VIEW: Offshore wind can do for New Bedford what it did for Hull-Grimsby
Ten years ago, the Hull-Grimsby economy lay nearly dormant. Once the United Kingdom’s most important fishing ports, Hull and Grimsby — located on England’s northeast coast — were deep into a decades-long slide that reflected a decline in commercial fishing thanks to a shrinking cod catch and a steep loss of manufacturing jobs.
SouthCoastToday  op-ed  offshorewind  renewableenergy  economy  jobs  orsted 
4 days ago by eversourcenh
Fishing groups back New Bedford as wind liaison - News - - New Bedford, MA
Fishing officials are calling for the New Bedford Port Authority to be the “central facilitator” for discussions between the offshore wind industry and fishermen.
SouthCoastToday  offshorewind  fishing 
10 days ago by eversourcenh
Official: Delay possible in offshore wind timeline
After dropping one bidder in favor of another to stay on schedule with a major hydropower procurement, it appears a separate procurement, for offshore wind energy, may be delayed.
SouthCoastToday  massachusetts  offshorewind  RFP  delay 
14 days ago by eversourcenh
Moving toward Massachusetts' 100 percent sustainable future
Already a national leader in advances toward renewable energy, Massachusetts-based companies and nonprofits are working with local government to blaze forward, toward the goal of 100 percent dependence on renewable energy sources like solar and wind power by 2035.
SouthCoastToday  renewableenergy  policy  massachusetts 
18 days ago by eversourcenh
Vineyard Wind project sparks divisions - News - - New Bedford, MA
Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton has cautioned that the environmental review Vineyard Wind is undergoing for its underground cables is to encourage public participation and help state agencies. The review won’t stop a project in its tracks, he said.
SouthCoastToday  vineyardwind  offshorewind 
7 weeks ago by eversourcenh
YOUR VIEW: 'Bomb Cyclone' shows SouthCoast needs offshore wind sooner rather than later
During the peak of the historic “bomb cyclone” winter storm on Jan. 4, the electricity network that serves Cape Cod, the Islands and other parts of the South Coast faced a significant test. The Pilgrim nuclear station in Plymouth went offline when a transmission line snapped in high winds and blizzard conditions, an event that forced curtailment of generation at the Canal plant generating station in Sandwich.
SouthCoastToday  op-ed  cold  demand  reliability  CapeWind 
10 weeks ago by eversourcenh
NH regulators deal blow to Canadian hydro transmission project - News - - New Bedford, MA
A permit that the Northern Pass project had been counting on was denied by New Hampshire site evaluators on Thursday, jeopardizing the Bay State’s newly minted plan to transmit hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts.
SouthCoastToday  northernpass  sec  decision 
11 weeks ago by eversourcenh
YOUR VIEW: The outrageously high cost for energy in Massachusetts is an issue that matters
The outrageously high cost of energy in Massachusetts is reaching a tipping point for many businesses and residents. Contrary to arguments put forward by advocates with an unmistakable agenda these legitimate concerns have little to do with mid-winter price spikes. The simple fact is that cheap electricity is available throughout much of the United States, but it has not been the case in Massachusetts.
SouthCoastToday  op-ed  cold  energycosts  infrastructure 
12 weeks ago by eversourcenh
Barnstable wary of proposed Vineyard Wind project - News - - New Bedford, MA
Toxic transformer fluids could pollute drinking water if leaks occur at a substation where an offshore wind energy developer plans to connect to the region’s electric grid, according to an attorney for the town of Barnstable.
SouthCoastToday  vineyardwind  offshorewind  opponents  CleanEnergyRFP 
december 2017 by eversourcenh
Bay State Wind helps local families - News - - New Bedford, MA
Hundreds of local families will have a hearty Thanksgiving meal, thanks in part to $5,000 in donations from offshore wind developer Bay State Wind.
SouthCoastToday  BayStateWind  community  contributions 
november 2017 by eversourcenh
Are more natural gas pipelines needed for cold regions?
Hundreds of thousands of miles of oil and natural gas pipelines crisscross the United States, safely delivering the energy that fuels transportation, powers manufacturing and keeps the lights on at homes and businesses.
SouthCoastToday  naturalgas  demand  cold 
november 2017 by eversourcenh
Dartmouth man joins Vineyard Wind management - Special - - New Bedford, MA
Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer vying to build the first utility-scale project off the coast of Massachusetts, has hired Dartmouth resident Jack Arruda to serve as technical development manager for the company.
SouthCoastToday  vineyardwind  offshorewind  project 
july 2017 by eversourcenh
Labor, environmentalists tout first U.S. offshore wind farm
With the country’s first offshore wind farm up and running for the past six months, labor and environmental advocates are looking toward future collaborations on even larger projects.
SouthCoastToday  offshorewind  jobs  environment 
june 2017 by eversourcenh
Your View: With the chance to lead on wind, Massachusetts dithers
It’s not been easy, but the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is on the verge of blowing our competitive lead on offshore wind. We were going to build the first offshore wind in the nation. Rhode Island beat us to it. Then we were going to build the first “commercially scaled” offshore wind farm in America. Maryland and New York are moving faster.
SouthCoastToday  column  offshorewind  Projects  policy 
june 2017 by eversourcenh
Brayton Point goes dark
After more than a half-century, New England’s largest fossil fuel power generating plant, which became infamous as one of its biggest polluters, came to an official and definitive end at midnight, May 31.
SouthCoastToday  BraytonPoint  closure 
may 2017 by eversourcenh
Supply chain would provide tailwind to offshore energy
If an offshore wind industry is to succeed in Massachusetts, it will require both competition and cooperation among developers and among states, and investments in port infrastructure that can help drive down the cost of future projects, a panel of offshore wind experts agreed Thursday.
SouthCoastToday  offshorewind  cleanenergy 
may 2017 by eversourcenh
Spring will tell the fate of drought-stressed trees
The report cards are coming out on how we cared for our trees last summer.
SouthCoastToday  trees  drought 
april 2017 by eversourcenh
Power plant looms in 2017 for Somerset
Town officials saw 2016 as a year in which people worked together in a positive climate in Somerset and think that could only help them as they face 2017 as the year that the town's largest taxpayer for many years, the Brayton Point power plant, could close.
SouthCoastToday  braytonpoint  powerplant  taxes  community 
january 2017 by eversourcenh
Wind power picking up steam in region's coastal waters
The name of the game in the offshore wind power industry in the Northeast is becoming “data collection.”
SouthCoastToday  windpower 
november 2016 by eversourcenh

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