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Delaware Wants In on the US Offshore Wind Market

From GreenTech Media Delaware is ready to rejoin the U.S. offshore wind race. On August 28, Governor John Carney signed an executive order establishing an Offshore Wind Working Group. The working group is to submit a report to the governor by December 15 with “recommendations on short- and long-term strategies for developing wind power to […]

Lawmakers Debate How To Attract More Renewable Energy In Mass.

From BBC World Service Massachusetts lawmakers are debating whether to increase the amount utility companies pay of their annual electricity sales from renewable sources to the state. Massachusetts and 29 other states, including the entire Northeast, have a policy on Renewable Portfolio Standards. RPSs are a way for the clean energy market to gauge state […]

Constructing Offshore Wind Turbines In Port Is More Cost Effective

From Clean Technica Constructing offshore wind turbines in port rather than onsite in variable conditions has been found to be the most cost-effective method, according to research published this week by researchers from the University of Delaware. Researchers from the University of Delaware, who worked closely with offshore wind industry partners, have developed a new […]

New Bedford, US’ most valuable fishing port, wants to get bigger

From UnderCurrent News Ed Anthes-Washburn wants to make what is already the United States’ most valuable commercial fishing port even larger. For the second consecutive year the director of the Port of New Bedford, Massachusetts, has submitted an application for a grant from the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) […]

Massachusetts again most energy-efficient state

From the National Law Review For the seventh consecutive year, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named Massachusetts the most energy-efficient state in the United States. The council’s 11th annual report, released last month in the wake of recent extreme weather events, highlighted the importance of energy-efficiency as a tool to help communities […]

Delaware takes a second look at offshore wind

From DELAWARE PUBLIC MEDIA A working group set up by Gov. John Carney began fast-track talks on whether an offshore wind farm would improve Delaware’s environment and economy without exposing electric ratepayers or tax payers to excessive costs. Listen Listening…0:00 Delaware Public Media’s Tom Byrne and contributor Jon Hurdle discuss a state working group looking […]

Researchers: Offshore Wind Could Generate Five Times the Energy as Onshore

From Power Engineering Researchers at the Carnegie Institute of Science claim that faster ocean wind speeds could give offshore wind turbines the potential to generate five times as much electricity as land-based turbines. The majority of wind used by wind turbines originates higher up in the atmosphere and then travels down. In their study, Anna […]