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Cape Wind Seeks Lease Option For Staging In Rhode Island

The developer of a planned wind farm off Cape Cod is seeking a lease option in Rhode Island for a staging and assembly area.

The Quonset Development Corp. on Wednesday announced Cape Wind is looking at a 1-year lease option at the Quonset Business Park, with two 1-year extensions

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Mayor Mitchell Anticipates More Business After Offshore Wind Announcement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is hoping the efforts the city has taken to break into the offshore wind industry pay off.

The state announced Tuesday four additional leases of over 700,000 acres in Nantucket Sound to be used for offshore wind

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State Announces More Commercial Wind Energy Leases

Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell say more than 742,000 more acres off the Massachusetts coast are being opened for commercial wind energy leases.

Patrick said Wednesday the state ``is poised to lead the charge in offshore wind energy development,'' and gain economic and environmental benefits

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Danish Firm Invests In Cape Wind Project

The board of a Danish export credit agency has approved a $600 million loan to the Cape Wind offshore energy project.

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Nuon, flickr

Cape Wind Signs Deal With Siemens Energy Inc.

 The developers of a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm have signed a contract with Siemens Energy Inc. to make, install and maintain the project's turbines

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TSM - Ben Hellerstein of Environment Massachusetts (R) speaks with reporters in New Bedford while Mayor Jon Mitchell listens in.
TSM - Ben Hellerstein of Environment Massachusetts (R) speaks with reporters in New Bedford while Mayor Jon Mitchell listens in.

Wind Supporters Urge Congress To Act On Incentives

 

Environmental groups, elected officials and offshore wind develpers are urging continued growth in wind energy production, and they're asking the Federal government to do its part. 

Environment Massachusetts is a citizens group committed to supporting wind projects across the commonwealth, including offshore wind development in New Bedford. 

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Nuon, flickr

BCC Offering Turbine Training Courses

Bristol Community College is taking the lead, offering young people opportunities for advancement in the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

BCC is offering courses for offshore wind construction and maintenance of the turbines to be assembled in the city's South Terminal

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Nuon, flickr

Cape Wind Could Threaten Fishing Industry

Cape Wind is expected to place 130 wind turbines in Nantucket Sound once preparations are complete.

According to Capewind.org, the project is currently in the financing stage, but construction on the turbines will begin by the end of the year.

Among some of the most concerned about the project's impacts ar

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Rendition from Cape Wind
Rendition from Cape Wind

Cape Wind Moves Forward On Deal With Falmouth Firm

The Cape Wind offshore wind project has signed a $15 million deal with a Falmouth company to do the upland construction work needed to bury the project's electric cables.

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Danish Firm To Invest In Cape Wind

The Cape Wind offshore wind project has secured a $200 million investment from a Danish pension fund in what its president says is a milestone for the proposed 130-turbine project.

The $2.6 billion Cape Wind project aims to be the nation's first offshore wind farm

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