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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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MassCEC

Cape Wind To Operate Marine Commerce Terminal

Cape Wind will now have a home in New Bedford.

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Cape Wind Opponents File Federal Appeal In Lawsuit

A Cape Cod town and other local opponents of the Cape Wind energy project are appealing a federal judge's decision to dismiss their lawsuit.

The town of Barnstable, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound and local businesses and residents argue in their appeal that the judge was wrong to rule that the federal court had no jurisdiction in their suit, which challenged the company's contract to sell energy to NSTAR, a local utility provider

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Rendition from Cape Wind
Rendition from Cape Wind

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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