Library from Massachusetts
...the MEA Report can be used to estimate the value (avoided emissions) of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) by providing both REC suppliers and stakeholders with information that can be used to communicate the environmental benefits of RECs and works to enhance the overall REC marketplace. Editor's Note: As noted below under Methodology [emphasis added], this report appears to substantiate the point that wind energy would not backdown "baseload" generation.
A leading opponent of the controversial Cape Wind development proposed for Nantucket Sound has come out against a pending move to kill the project in Congress.
FALL RIVER -- Representatives from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative will meet with city officials today to discuss the possibility of using wind power to meet some of Fall River’s energy needs.
During five years of debate over the Nantucket Sound wind farm, there have been arguments about cost benefits and national security, bird deaths and spoiled waterfront views. But when a panel of congressmen meets on Capitol Hill as soon as this week to discuss legislation that could kill the wind farm, the fate of the project may hinge on a single question: Would the turbines threaten navigation on the Sound?
A Lynn waste-water treatment plant could soon get half its power from wind energy. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is erecting a wind turbine to try to cut its electric bill nearly in half. Hull hopes to save another $500,000 on electric costs, having already powered its streetlights and stoplights for free.
WESTBORO— That little surcharge for renewable energy, in the small print of the monthly electric bill, has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the state’s Renewable Energy Trust.
WASHINGTON - Inside the Beltway, he's made his name as a champion for tapping oil resources in his own state - and for telling the federal government to butt out.
Cape Wind is no more than a feel-good boondoggle, cleverly capitalizing on America's emerging right-headed desire to develop alternative energy sources.
A provision tucked into a massive Coast Guard authorization bill could stop the Cape Wind debate in its tracks.
FLORIDA — An international energy company with a proven track record in massive wind-power projects has purchased the rights to the Hoosac Wind Project, despite its current legal limbo.
As the state's top attorney, Reilly would normally lead the board's defense against an appeal filed by the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound when the Supreme Judicial Court in Suffolk County begins its review of the appeal in the next few months, with hearings expected later in the year. Instead, Reilly, who opposes the Cape Wind plan, has recused himself and appointed a special assistant attorney general from outside his office to represent the state board against charges that its approval process contained "procedural and substantive" flaws.
Magical interviews science editor and writer Eric Rosenbloom for answer to some of Cape Wind's pesky and misleading promises.
"It's massive. It's as large as Manhattan. And it's in the middle of my Senate district," O'Leary said of the Cape Wind project. "There's been no debate within the law-making body about the project and what the state's role should be in terms of the size and scale. I think we need that debate."
LYNN - Water and Sewer Commissioners are pushing forward a plan to build a waterfront windmill to reduce electricity costs.
HULL The largest commercial wind turbine on the east coast will reside in Hull.
QUINCY - Sen. John Kerry is offering conditional support for a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal on Outer Brewster Island off the tip of Hull.
BOSTON—Wednesday, February 8, 2006—As energy prices this winter shock Bay State residents like never before, Deval Patrick today called upon Kerry Healey to support the Cape Wind project, a major clean energy project that will help stabilize electricity prices and reduce costs for Massachusetts energy consumers.
A 150-foot tower on state property off Brandt Island Road in Mattapoisett measures, among other things, which way the wind blows. Politically, that's pretty much known already.
NEW HAVEN -- The head of Cape Wind Associates, the company that wants to plant the first offshore wind farm in the United States in Nantucket Sound, hopes his project will get a boost from President Bush's remarks promoting alternative energy in his State of the Union speech this week.
PLYMOUTH (Feb 4) Not one to give up at the first sign of an obstacle, energy committee chairman Jim Sweeney has already revised the wind-turbine bylaw's language to include private land. He plans to have a warrant article ready in time for spring town meeting in May.