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New Bedford poised to light the future with offshore energy

Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 10:42 AM Updated Apr 30, 2017 at 7:43 AM As Massachusetts’ offshore wind industry begins ramping up, New Bedford is in position to become its nerve center. And that’s not just a parochial view of people in the city. “New Bedford is critical because of the investment in the Marine Commerce Terminal,” said Bill White, senior director of offshore wind […]

Not exactly a breeze: Offshore wind still faces challenges

Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 7:07 AM Updated Apr 28, 2017 at 6:27 PMBy By Mike Lawrence NEW BEDFORD — Amid all of the challenges that could face offshore wind power along the East Coast — legal disputes from commercial fishing advocates, construction plans altered by whale migrations, President Donald Trump’s emphasis on revitalizing fossil fuels and more — some promising news for renewable industry supporters […]

SouthCoast schools training students for jobs in offshore wind

Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 7:04 AM By Lauren Daley “Ten years from now, it would be wonderful if GE had a building right in the New Bedford Business Park. We’d love to provide them the students to fit that workforce.” — Anthony Ucci, associate vice president for Academic Affairs at Bristol Community College How does a college prepare workers […]

New diet for electricity

Posted Apr 28, 2017 at 7:01 AM By Ann Parson / Contributing writer What quick beast runs through a 9,000-mile-long tunnel at nearly the speed of light, is fed by 350 big hands, and in turn feeds approximately 14 million dependents in six states? Answer: the electricity that speeds through the high-voltage transmission lines of New England’s electric grid — […]