Category Archives: Alternative Energy

N.Y. approves largest U.S. offshore wind farm off Long Island

Computerworld: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has approved what will be the largest U.S. offshore wind farm when it’s built off the east end of Long Island. It will generate enough electricity to power more than 50,000 homes on Long Island’s … Continue reading

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Fred. Olsen to acquire 20-MW US offshore wind project – report

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Norwegian wind farm developer with experience in the North Sea will build the $120 million pilot wind farm planned for Lake Erie. Fred.Olsen Renewables, the largest independent power producer in the United Kingdom and the fifth … Continue reading

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Converging Energy and the Internet of Things

Tech lingo is trendy – remember “intra-net” and “cyber-space”? – these days it is hard to read any business or technology news without coming across the phrase the “Internet of Things.” Usually it is mentioned in the context of the … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Offshore Wind Leases Awarded

On Jan 29 the Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) held the nation’s fourth competitive lease sale for renewable energy in federal waters offshore Massachusetts for potential wind energy development. Developing offshore wind energy is part of President … Continue reading

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Health & Safety

From Windpower Engineering: The challenge to the nascent U.S. offshore wind industry is to learn from the experiences of European offshore wind, U.S. offshore oil and gas, and onshore wind, and then come up with a reasonable set of best … Continue reading

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Youth and Renewable Energy

This past week a University of Texas poll showed yet again that there is a generation gap out there. Conducted in September, the poll showed that over 65% of young Americans prefer candidates who support reducing dependence on fossil fuel, … Continue reading

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US Offshore Wind Market Snapshot

There is a great deal of offshore wind activity underway on the east coast of the US and now the west coast as well. The AWEA Offshore Wind conference held this October in New Jersey was a very upbeat event … Continue reading

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37% rate hike for electric customers in Massachusetts.

It was really cold in New England last winter and so electric prices for National Grid customers are going to go up 37% in anticipation of more of the same this winter. Other local utilities are expected to announce the … Continue reading

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Offshore Wind Area Auctions Active on US East Coast

As a result of market interest and political demand, the US Department of the Interior, via its Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has undertaken a significant amount of offshore wind area lease activity, the most recent being an auction … Continue reading

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Long Distance Offshore Transmission Breaking New Ground

It wasn’t that long ago that the ideal of transmitting electricity long distances was limited to 100 miles or so making the need for electricity production to be close to the user base. With the advent of offshore wind in … Continue reading

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