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New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal To Welcome First Cargo Ship

The New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal will welcome its first cargo ship on Monday.

The vessel Thorco Svenborg  is delivering wind turbine components for a land-based project in Plymouth.

The Baker Administration has been critical of the $113-million, state-funded terminal project because offshore wind development has yet to pan out in Mass

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How Dead Is Cape Wind?

Earlier this week, the Mass. Clean Energy Center and Cape Wind mutually agreed to terminate a lease agreement at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal.

If the project ever got off the ground, Cape Wind would have used the terminal as a sta

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Clean Energy Center Cuts Ties With Cape Wind

Cape Wind and the Mass. Clean Energy Center have mutually agreed to end their lease that would have allowed Cape Wind to use the Marine Commerce Terminal in New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind project

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Mayor: Offshore Wind Projects Will Come To New Bedford

City officials say they're disappointed that financial issues have stalled the Cape Wind project, and its plan to use New Bedford as a staging area for its offshore wind turbines. But Mayor Jon Mitchell feels New Bedford is still very much in the picture for other wind projects in the Atlantic

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Feds Auction 550 Acres Off Massachusetts For Wind Energy

Officials have auctioned off more than 550 square miles of federal waters off the Massachusetts coast to two companies hoping to develop wind energy projects.

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Rendition from Cape Wind
Rendition from Cape Wind

Cape Wind Project Dealt Setback

 

Two major utilities have terminated their contracts to buy power from the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound, saying project managers had missed a crucial deadline.

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Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM
Environment Massachusetts' Julie Persinger (C) calls on Congress to approve Tax Credits for renewable energy projects / Jim Phillips / TSM

Wind Power Advocates Push For Tax Credits

Representatives of "Environment Massachusetts" joined Mayor Jon Mitchell and other renewable energy advocates in New Bedford Thursday, asking the federal government to enact tax credits for future development of wind projects

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Offshore Leasing Set For January

An auction date has been set for wind energy leases to develop more than 742,000 acres off the Massachusetts coast.

The sale is set for Jan. 29. It's the largest auction for commercial offshore wind energy leases

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Mass. Clean Energy Center
Mass. Clean Energy Center

New Bedford Name Will Remain On Commerce Terminal

New Bedford's name will remain on the Marine Commerce Terminal project.

State Senator Mark Montigny tells WBSM News that the state's Clean Energy Center has reversed course and decided to leave the name intact

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New Bedford To Be Cape Wind Staging Area

The developers of a proposed wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod have signed a lease agreement with the state to use New Bedford for staging and construction of the 130 turbine project.

Gov. Deval Patrick joined Cape Wind officials in making the official announcement on Friday at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston

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